In two weeks, for three nights only, Alys Beach, Florida, will be opening its white washed walls to a hive of groundbreaking art, colour and digitally infused magic, for the Eighth Annual Digital Graffiti Festival, in one of our favourite and uniquely exciting venues.
Digital Graffiti is the world’s first projection arts festival that provides artists from around the globe with an opportunity to use the latest design, aviation and projection technologies to display their art works simultaneously, wrapping the architecture of Alys beach with entirely new ways of experiencing the arts, devoid of any institutional restrains. This is a festival that stands out for its accessibility to all and exclusivity of a space promising a unique and intimate, multi-sensory experience that will challenge you to reconsider the different ways in which public spaces can be used. Digital Graffiti stays well and true to the view that our streets are one of the largest gallery’s in the world and does so in a way that will leave you dazzled and razzled and coming back for more.
DG curator Brett Phares explains, “The works shown at this year’s festival will challenge how digital art is perceived. As technology progresses and becomes more accessible, we’re seeing artists softening their edges, with work appearing to be hand-drawn or painted. Viewers will second guess what they’re seeing, especially as it interacts with the architecture of Alys Beach.”
This year Phares will be kicking off the programme with an insider’s view to some of the selected finalists for the DG2015. Among them, our super talented, good friend and writer of ROOMS Jesc Bunyard will be exhibiting her work, skillfully using C-Type photograms to explore the interactions between colour, music and its audience. These talks will be closely followed by a vibrant and vivid demonstration of exhibitions, installations, an awards ceremony and a not-to-be-missed finale at the Caliza Pool. Prizes will be awarded by a panel of five judges including special guest, Robert Seidel, winner of the ‘Best of Show’ at Digital Graffiti’s inaugural festival in, and will select a Best of Show and award four honourable mentions. Among them, Brett Phares will also select a Curator’s Choice Award and a total of $10,000 will be awarded to the winners to help them further their artistic careers.
Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach | June 4 – 6
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