London’s BRICK LANE becomes 8 BIT LANE

Posted on | February 5, 2013

Before the new Walt Disney animation, Wreck-It Ralph, hits the movie theaters on February 8, so in 3 days time, Londoners can currently enter the world of the 80’s Computer Game in Shoreditch’s Brick Lane that temporarily changes its name to 8 Bit Lane.

The pixel art on display includes a London Taxi, dog, postbox, pigeons, CCTV camera, water pipe and even a tree. 8 Bit Lane will also showcase the world’s first Blipp-able building using Blippar’s visual discovery app. When Wreck-It Ralph fans Blipp The Nicelanders house on the wall, the house will emerge in 3D and they will be invited to play a game featuring Ralph, the hero of the hilarious film.

You can experience the set-up until Sunday, February 10 around The Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL.

  

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IMAGES 2012 // PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL IN VEVEY

Posted on | September 19, 2012

 

I just visited the most fascinating photography festival, located in VEVEY, Switzerland, along Lake Geneva.

What was so great about it?
The art work wasn’t only displayed indoors but changed the look of Vevey, a cute little village of approx. 20,000 inhabitants at Lake Geneva, about an hour train ride from Geneva. The view from the village shore onto lake Geneva and the surrounding mountains is breathtaking.

   

The artists whose work is still displayed until September 30 this year have one thing in common: they surprise the public by exhibiting in unusual places while building previously unseen displays, thus REINVENTING THE CITY.

 

Here are my favourite pieces:

 

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Neu Marx: Urban Experience Project #1 by cowsinjackets

Posted on | August 9, 2012

We just completed the first Urban Experience Project in Neu Marx.

Neu Marx is located in the third Viennese district and hosts the Austrian captial’s first media quarter. More than 70 companies have settled in the area, among the Austrian headquarter of T-Mobile, the Campus Vienna Biocenter, the Vienna Film Commission, the University of Applied Sciences Vienna, Seven One Media and Echo Media House.

The problem: People don’t interact with each other.
My immediate sensing revealed: They don’t have any reason to walk through the space due to lack of infrastructure. No supermarket, no bar, no newsstand, only one restaurant that shuts its doors right after lunch.

Task of this Urban Experience Project #1 was to stimulate the discussion among the employees in Neu Marx, invite them to connect on- and offline and tour and discover the space between the beautiful historic brick buildings and new buildings.

Many visits to Neu Marx, an extensive swot analysis and a workshop with the board of the area’s location management agency and the center of Innovation and Technology Vienna fueled into an urban experience strategy created through a collaboration between LHBS, Joanna Bakas and Stefan Erschwendner and cowsinjackets.

I was invited to curate the neighbourhood branding intervention. 17 stations throughout Neu Marx were defined, artists selected, a theme developed. In my function as the project’s curator, I called it ‘language in space’. Why language? Further sensing revealed that the representatives of the 3 industries in Neu Marx ‘media – research – technology’ speak contemporary languages that consist of trends, key data, formulas and technical terminology which create curiosity but also resentment when not understood. ‘sprache im raum’ visualizes some of these signs, codes and day-to-day terminology and aims to stimulate an information exchange to make People meet and talk.

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