sweatshoppe: video painting
sweatshoppe: video painting sweatshoppe: video painting
oct 22, 2009

sweatshoppe: video painting

the landing, 2009

previously we wrote an article on french design aissa logerot who developed ‘halo’ an LED light spray. now, sweatshoppe has taken this LED technology to the streets on a different level. the collective made up of video artist bruno levy and blake shaw who are also multimedia performers, use video mapping techniques as a means of video painting onto walls through the use of a paint roller. the only catch is, the paint roller doesn’t actually paint anything onto the wall. instead it is made from green LEDs which work in conjunction with a camera next to a projector which is programmed with software that tracks its movements. the software then outputs the X-Y position of the roller projecting a textured video image of the strokes the duo are drawing on a wall. this interactive technology allows them to explore the relationship between video, mark making and architecture.

effects of the LED roller and motion tracking software

SWEATSHOPPE, 4spots, the landing extras from SWEATSHOPPE on Vimeo.

via gizmodo

  • cool and disappointing at the same time

    bootchec says:
  • i like it! it opens new doors to express

    joana says:
  • The GRL has been doing work like this for years (possibly in conjunction with EyeBeam).

    everyonesa says:
  • its true! i saw this this kind of technology and even better artistic things in GRLĀ“s web like 3 years ago! they lead this thing. this is nothing new.
    dont try to make it look like coolest thing ever.

    jorge says:
  • love it

    u '' ' says:
  • I really like this even if GRL did it before these guys. This has emphasis on video, and I don’t think GRL ever did anything combining video and graffiti? I think it looks beautiful either way. I don’t think Van Gogh was a terrible painter because he wasn’t the first to paint, if you can get what I’m saying? I love this, it seems immature to bash these guys for building on a concept.

    Cassie says:
  • That is freekin brilliant. Always exciting to see video art ripped apart and put together a new way.

    Scott Peehl www.videopainting.net says:
  • Did a podcast with Bruno Levy of Sweatshoppe…check it out. http://allacesmedia.com/talk/portfolio/bruno-levy-2012-vimeo-awards-winner/

    andy says:

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