If These Walls Could Talk
Once a year the pale, stoic walls at Alys Beach, Florida, do talk, and sing, and dance; maybe recite some poetry, morph into who-knows-what, or yell at passers by. It happens infrequently, but fabulously, at Digital Graffiti, Alys Beach’s annual feast for the eyes and senses. On Saturday, June 11, this otherwise quite stretch of the Gulf Coast becomes a city of lights, alive for the fourth time in as many years with an interactive display of technology, light, color, movement and sound cast against the town’s entirely white architecture. But this isn’t just eye candy. Digital Graffiti is the world’s first projection art festival delivering the work of a juried selection of vibrant, international mixed-media artists. New this year, Matteo M, of Marseille, France, will add Live Digital Painting to the mix. Meaning, he will produce original works of art, live, by “painting” a canvas of people and their surroundings: bodies, skin, architecture, trees and waterfalls. The painting begins and ends in about eight minutes, resulting in pics you can catch, in more or less real time, on facebook. Mateo’s unusual artistic talents have been a part of some of the most extravagant productions in the world, including Cirque du Soleil (Love Premiere event), Virgin ( in Dubai) and Starwood.
Tickets are $25. The event begins at nightfall and culminates with a colorful digital dance party around stunning Caliza pool.
|Live Digital Painting by Mateo M.