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  1. Commissioned by the 9th Earl De La Warr in 1935 and designed by architects Erich Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff, the De La Warr Pavilion was the UK‘s first public building designed in the Modernist style. Pioneering in structure as it was in spirit, the purpose of this steel and concrete Pavilion was to provide accessible culture and leisure for the people of Bexhill and beyond and so regenerate the economy of the town and the surrounding area.

    In 1935 when the De La Warr Pavilion was being finished, Serge Chermayeff, one of its two architects, envisaged a 10ft statue of the ancient Greek goddess Persephone for the front of the building overlooking the seafront Lido. Neither the statue or the Lido were ever made - a marble bust of Persephone was commissioned, but it was decided that this kind of classical decorative flourish was out of step with the clean, modern streamline design ideal that the Pavilion embodied, so the full statue was never built.

    Ditigal art collective MOTH were comissioned by UP Projects, an independent public art agency, to create a site specific audio/visual performance that responds to the De la Warr Pavilion. Inspired by the myth of Persephone and the story of the statue, they developed Plinth - a high definition video graffiti theatre experience inspired by the Modernist architecture of the De La Warr Pavilion, with music created by capturing sounds from inside the building itself as well as live audio sung by VC_Kristi and transmitted via wireless headsets. The performance headlined the DLWP's 'Random Fridays' evening on June 19th, as part of the South East's Festival of Architecture 2009.

    The story follows Orpheus, a musician, as he leads the spirit of his wife Eurydice from Hades, after Persephone, Queen of Hades, makes a deal with them. Eurydice can leave the Underworld and return to life by following Orpheus, but only on the condition that he doesn’t turn to look at her before they reach the surface. If he does, he will lose her forever.

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  2. ETHER 09, London: The Noise of Art crew take over the Queen Elizabeth Hall's famous Front Room venue for a multimedia electroacoustic set invaded by the Immaculate Extremists; who, in collaboration with MOTH, bring you the DEEP SPACE DISCO; a performance of costumes, high drama and roaming projection.

    ETHER 09 is a festival that occurs annually on the South Bank; featuring collaborations between acoustic and digital performers, pan-media, cross-discipline, multi-culture, uniting established names with emerging artists in prestigious surroundings. Noise of Art is a collective spearheaded by DJ Ben Orsborne, notorious for the touring Deep Space Disco event. The Immaculate Extremists are a crazed group of fringe lunatics who will stop at nothing to bring kitsch over-dressing and psychedelic stunts to every corner of the galaxy. MOTH are a multimedia live performance duo who smuggle unplugged digital visuals out of the clubs and on to your retinas.

    PERFORMERS

    Music: Ben Osborne

    Immaculate Extremists: Nicholas Immaculate, Julian Barratt, Akimbo Moonchild, Tamsin Hull, David Neon, Ben Melchiors

    Visuals: (video graffiti) MOTH

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  3. MOTH were invited down to the BLOC Weekender by the seaside to devise an original video graffiti set for the cavernous Skyline marquee.

    BLOC Weekender 13-15 March 09
    The BLOC Weekender is a 3 day dub/dubstep/electronica festival that took place this year at the Butlins resort, Minehead.

    Design/animation & performance by M-O-T-H

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    http://www.blocweekend.com

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  4. STREETLIGHT M-O-T-H / PODCAST
    An UP projects production in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

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    Thursday 18 December 2008 6.30pm

    A multimedia treasure-trail street
    performance starting in Ladbroke Grove

    By Ed Firth and Shaun O’Connor (featuring Holly Gramazio of Sandpit)

    The Streetlight M-O-T-H event brought together wireless, wearable video graffiti with a story-telling treasure trail.

    A trail of projected animations designed and performed by video artists Ed Firth and Shaun O’Connor led visitors around the streets of North Kensington starting at Ladbroke Grove tube Station and ending at the Trellick Tower in Golborne Road.

    M-O-T-H presented a curious, luminous treasure trail combining storytelling, performance and guerrilla style video projections. M-O-T-H’s trail of visual clues, moving images and animations offered an alternative portrait of the area based on true stories and anecdotes told by local residents. At key points along the route, hidden stories were revealed and read aloud. Borrowing from the tropes and techniques of the street graffiti artist M-O-T-H illuminated overlooked corners of the city through silent video and animation.

    Newly formed this year, M-O-T-H have already performed at the V&A; Cybersonica's AV Lab in Brighton; and will feature at Illustrious’ Future of Sound 2009 tour.

    The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has commissioned up projects to develop a series of temporary public art projects called STREETLIGHT, inspired by festivals of light and the human need for celebration at this time of year, that will illuminate North Kensington’s public realm. STREELIGHT is part of Across the Street, Around the World - an exciting season
    of arts events celebrating and exploring cultural heritage in Kensington and Chelsea from September to December 2008.

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  5. STREETLIGHT M-O-T-H / VOX POPS
    An UP projects production in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

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    Thursday 18 December 2008 6.30pm

    A multimedia treasure-trail street
    performance starting in Ladbroke Grove

    By Ed Firth and Shaun O’Connor (featuring Holly Gramazio of Sandpit)

    The Streetlight M-O-T-H event brought together wireless, wearable video graffiti with a story-telling treasure trail.

    A trail of projected animations designed and performed by video artists Ed Firth and Shaun O’Connor led visitors around the streets of North Kensington starting at Ladbroke Grove tube Station and ending at the Trellick Tower in Golborne Road.

    M-O-T-H presented a curious, luminous treasure trail combining storytelling, performance and guerrilla style video projections. M-O-T-H’s trail of visual clues, moving images and animations offered an alternative portrait of the area based on true stories and anecdotes told by local residents. At key points along the route, hidden stories were revealed and read aloud. Borrowing from the tropes and techniques of the street graffiti artist M-O-T-H illuminated overlooked corners of the city through silent video and animation.

    Newly formed this year, M-O-T-H have already performed at the V&A; Cybersonica's AV Lab in Brighton; and will feature at Illustrious’ Future of Sound 2009 tour.

    The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has commissioned up projects to develop a series of temporary public art projects called STREETLIGHT, inspired by festivals of light and the human need for celebration at this time of year, that will illuminate North Kensington’s public realm. STREELIGHT is part of Across the Street, Around the World - an exciting season
    of arts events celebrating and exploring cultural heritage in Kensington and Chelsea from September to December 2008.

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M-O-T-H

MOTH formed in November 2008 in the shadows of East London warehouses, flyovers and canal towpaths. Comprising digital artists Ed Firth and Shaun O'Connor, MOTH is united by a passion for experimental technology and for pushing the boundaries of traditional…


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MOTH formed in November 2008 in the shadows of East London warehouses, flyovers and canal towpaths. Comprising digital artists Ed Firth and Shaun O'Connor, MOTH is united by a passion for experimental technology and for pushing the boundaries of traditional VJing. MOTH bridges the divide between video mixing and street art, generating site-specific video graffiti designed in response to the morphology, texture and ambience of the spaces and structures of the outside world.

In freeing projected visuals from the confined interior, the rectangular screen and the static projector, and introducing the dimensions of time and motion to street art, MOTH aims to develop a new discipline by exploring and exploiting the possibilities of roaming projection and the concept of psychogeography. Two wireless, wearable projection units connected to media tablets allow the artists to move freely around their environment, selecting and relaying pre-produced film and animation designed specifically for that arena.

MOTH’s approach is to explore a space, a structure or an area and respond to its shape, history, context and connotations through projected film and animation, treating the surfaces not just as a screen but as an element of a cinematic and theatrical installation. Recent commissions have revolved around exciting architecture and interesting, unloved fixtures of London’s urban landscape, from the Bow Flyover and Ladbroke Grove's West Way to Heritage-Listed national treasures such as the Trellick Tower and the V&A Museum, and the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-On-Sea.

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    Graffiti en Mar del plata, una tarde con Taci
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    TACI_ ella es una artista local de Mar del Plata, en Argentina. Ella toma la naturaleza del lugar, la pulpa, todos los días se crean los colores y las formas en las paredes de la ciudad, sólo con latas, sólo con sus propias manos.
    Podemos construir un mundo diferente ...
    TACI_ she is a local artist from Mar del plata in Argentina. She take the nature of place, the pulp, everyday she create the colours and shapes at walls around the city, just with tins, just with your own hands.
    We can build a different world...
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