An art performance by myself, Renata Sheppard, and Jürgen Scheible. In this performance installation, people use cellphones to spray projected graffiti from a variety of colored-sprays, AP imagery, and trending Twitter topics. In the crowd of painters and viewers, modern dancers interpret and react in situ to the projected movements of light.
In this installation, we explore a new role for the computer in art as a reflector of popular culture. Moving away from the more so static audio-visual installations of other artistic endeavors and from the traditional role of the machine as a computational tool, we fuse art and the Internet to expose cultural connections people draw implicitly but rarely consider directly. The online world is a reflection of these links, this connectivity, and the shared culture that built them.