‘instant art career’ by niklas royall images © niklas roy

 

 

german artist niklas roy has collaborated with kati hyyppä to provide users with an opportunity to give them 15 minutes of fame as an artist. by constructing a ‘public painting machine’, roy installed a CNC device inside an abandoned gallery storefront, where passersby on the street can paint by pulling on ropes hanging outside the building. presented during the katowice street art festival in poland, the device functions without the use of electricity, as the users power the mechanical contraption with the kinetic motion of the moving cords. working like a computer controlled plotter, paint brush colors are selected with X and Y axis movements, where they are then applied onto the featured canvas. 

instant art career

instant art career: a kinetic painting machine by niklas roy

passersby on the street can paint with the intervention by pulling on ropes hanging outside the building 

instant art career: a kinetic painting machine by niklas roy

paint brush colors are selected with X and Y axis movements, where they are then be applied onto the suspended canvas. 

instant art career: a kinetic painting machine by niklas roy

a CNC device is installed inside an abandoned gallery storefront 

instant art career: a kinetic painting machine by niklas roy

users power the mechanical contraption with the kinetic motion of the moving ropes

instant art career: a kinetic painting machine by niklas roy

results of the installation 

instant art career: a kinetic painting machine by niklas roy

results of the installation