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Internet of Shoes at ISEA2016 Honk Kong

Posted: June 8, 2016

Assocreation shows a first proof of concept of Internet of Shoes – an experimental swarm light installation and network for collective action – at the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Arts in Hong Kong (May 16-22, 2016). This work is part of an ongoing research project in collaboration with Lab 11, an embedded systems research group at the University of Michigan.

The Internet of Shoes highlights our massive data trails that we leave behind when we walk in cities where everything – wearables, homes, environments, etc. – is smart and connected turning our bodies into nodes of a control and commodification system.

Internet of Shoes, ISEA2016 Hong Kong. Video: Assocreation.

Solar Pink Pong Awarded at Japan Media Arts Festival

Posted: February 8, 2016

Solar Pink Pong received an Excellence Award in the entertainment division at the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival. The awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday February 2, 2016 at the National Art Center, Tokyo, where all award winning works will be on display from Feb 3 – Feb 14, 2016.

Solar Pink Pong. Interactive installation 2016. “19th Japan Media Arts Festival - Exhibition of Award Winning Works”. The National Art Center, Tokyo (Japan). Photo: JMAF.

The National Art Center, Tokyo (Japan). Photo: JMAF.

Solar Pink Pong. Interactive installation 2016. “19th Japan Media Arts Festival - Exhibition of Award Winning Works”. The National Art Center, Tokyo (Japan). Photo: JMAF.

The National Art Center, Tokyo (Japan). Photo: Assocreation.

Solar Pink Pong. Interactive installation 2016. “19th Japan Media Arts Festival - Exhibition of Award Winning Works”. The National Art Center, Tokyo (Japan). Photo: JMAF.

The National Art Center, Tokyo (Japan). Photo: JMAF.

Red Carpet at the GrazMuseum

Posted: July 15, 2015

As part of the group exhibition “Summer Games” (May 6 – Aug 31, 2015), Assocreation’s Red Carpet will be installed at the entrance of the GrazMuseum in Graz, Austria. The exhibition also features Assocreation’s 2nd edition the “Dumpster Swimming Pool”.

Red Capet, Summer Games, GrazMuseum, Graz (Austria). Video: Assocreation.

Dumpster Swimming Pool, Summer Games, GrazMuseum, Graz (Austria). Video: Assocreation.

Solar Pink Pong in Sao Paulo

Posted: June 25, 2015

As part of the FILE 2015 exhibition (Jun 16 – Aug 16, 2015), Solar Pink Pong has been installed in front of the FIESP building on Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The live game play can also be watched remotely from 10:00am to 1:30pm daily (local time EDT) via the web interface: www.solarpinkpong.com.

Solar Pink Pong. Interactive installation. “FILE 2015 – festival internacional de linguagem eletrônica”, São Paulo (Brazil). Photo: Assocreation

São Paulo (Brazil). Photo: Assocreation.

Solar Pink Pong at Stanford

Posted: February 16, 2015

After the premiere of Solar Pink Pong in Dubai, UAE, the piece was now shown at the Arts Track at TEI 2015 (the 9th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction) at Stanford University, January 15-19, 2015.

The Arts Track at TEI 2015 explores sensory connections among people and the world around them through interactive artworks.

Solar Pink Pong, ISEA2014 Dubai, UAE, and TEI15, Stanford, CA, USA. Video: Assocreation.

Sewer Foamies Video

Posted: January 5, 2015

A new video of Assocreation’s Sewer Foamies installation at the Cheriton Light Festival is now online.

Sewer Foamies, Cheriton Light Festival, Folkestone, UK, Feb 22 and 23, 2014. Video: Emanuel Droneberger.

Solar Pink Pong in Dubai

Posted: March 31, 2014

Assocreation’s new interactive art installation “Solar Pink Pong” will premiere at ISEA2014 in Dubai, UAE (Oct 30 to Nov 4, 2014).

Solar Pink Pong is a street video game, in which a moving sunlight reflection becomes the target and the street’s surface the screen. In this game, a computer controlled color mirror reflects sunlight to the asphalt in the form of a neon pink spot. Through motion sensing technology, pedestrians can interact with the animated circle of sunlight. They can kick it with their feet or hit it with the shadows of their hands. They can volley it back and forth with a partner or bounce it off a boundary such as a curb or road marking. The device that makes this game possible works completely off the grid. It can be mounted on utility poles or building sides.

“Solar Pink Pong is Kick-the-Can for our age, and for all ages. It passes the ancient torch of joyful physical exploration by making video gaming delight visible in our built world.”   Eric S. Rabkin

Solar Pink Pong, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, Sep 12, 2014. Video: Assocreation.

Sewer Foamies: Cheriton Light Festival

Posted: March 11, 2014

On Feb 22 and 23, 2014, Assocreation presented “Sewer Foamies“, a new ground penetrating public art piece developed for the Cheriton Light Festival in Folkestone, UK.

In this installation, illuminated foam oozes out of the drains ready for pedestrians to interact with. This foam-spill, for which Assocreation also collaborated with SWAMP, highlights the moments our urban environment is out of control – when culture and nature act like two dispersed media – two media that do not mix and create a foamy substance instead.

Sewer Foamies, Cheriton Light Festival, Folkestone, UK, Feb 22 & 23, 2014. Video: Assocreation.

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Cheriton/Surrenden Road, Folkestone (UK). Photo: Assocreation.

Sewer Foamies. Installation, 2014. Group exhibition “Cheriton Light Festival”, Cheriton/Surrenden Road, Folkestone (UK). Photo: Assocreation.

Cheriton/Surrenden Road, Folkestone (UK). Photo: Assocreation.

Sewer Foamies. Installation, 2014. Group exhibition “Cheriton Light Festival”, Cheriton/Surrenden Road, Folkestone (UK). Photo: Assocreation.

Cheriton/Surrenden Road, Folkestone (UK). Photo: Assocreation.

Sewer Foamies. Installation with foam and UV active pigments, 2014. Vienna, Austria. Photo: Assocreation.

Vienna, Austria. Photo: Assocreation.

Rolling Shadows in Brazil

Posted: October 11, 2013

Assocreation presented “Rolling Shadows” with the participation of the Brazilian artists Danilo Castro and Fabio Salun as part of INTERCIDADES (July/October 2013) in Joinville, Brazil and Lansing, Michigan, USA.

“INTERCIDADES is an international, itinerant exhibit of contemporary art, curated by Alena Marmo Jahn (Brazil), James L. Lawton (USA) and Jefferson Kielwagen (Brazil) and brought to the public by the Schwanke Museum of Contemporary Art (Joinville, Brazil). The exhibition program is focused on performance, relational art, urban intervention and other contemporary art practices that engage in public participation and active dialogue, and it is presented twice: first in Joinville, Brazil, and then in Lansing, Michigan. All presentations/installations take place in the public, urban space of the cities.”

Rolling Shadows, INTERCIDADES Joinville, Brazil, July, 2013. Video: Carlos Felipe Urquizar.

Rolling Shadows, INTERCIDADES Lansing, Michigan, USA, October, 2013. Video: Assocreation.

Moon Ride Citydrift / Kunsthalle Detroit

Posted: July 20, 2013

On July 19, 2013, Assocreation’s Moon Ride was installed as part of the Citydrift/Detroit event in an abandoned warehouse at the Kunsthalle Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Moon Ride. Interactive installation, 2013. Group Exhibition: "Citydrift/Detroit". Abandoned warehouse, Kunsthalle Detroit, Michigan, USA. Photo: Assocreation.

Abandoned warehouse, Kunsthalle Detroit, Michigan, USA. Photo: Assocreation.

Moon Ride - Citydrift/Detroit, Kunsthalle Detroit, Michigan (USA). Video: Assocreation.