Eindhoven scores well internationally not only as a city of technology and design, but also as ‘urban’ city. It is remarkable that this Eindhoven DNA of urban, technology and design has never yet been entwined, but now it will! STRP and Emoves will join forces in the coming years by setting up joint experiments in which technology and design will infiltrate graffiti, skateboarding, BMX and breakdancing. And vice versa.
Our first challenge is to add a new chapter to graffiti. Classic graffiti is physically applied in public spaces using spray cans. Graffiti in Augmented Reality (AR) is a virtual layer that is applied over the real, physical world. Both layers are made visible simultaneously using your smartphone. Graffiti in AR can spring up anywhere and then disappear again. But it gets really exciting when this graffiti is not a frozen image in AR, but comes to life.
During Emoves 2018, STRP will present 8 to 10 new works by the Swedish/Japanese artist AUJIK at Strijp-S. AUJIK has a background in the skateboard and graffiti scenes and combines elements from robot design, architecture and neuroscience in his work. He creates a fluid, slow-moving graffiti that takes you to another dimension, as if in a dream. In Eindhoven, the futuristic and imaginative virtual world of AUJIK blends together with the robust, down-to-earth architecture of Strijp-S.
Opening: Saturday 30 June, 15:30, Ketelhuisplein, Strijp-S.
After the opening on 30 June, we will join AUJIK in visiting his new works in the Strijp-S area. Joining this tour is free of charge, but please register via email@example.com.
There are tours on Sunday 1 July at 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00 and 18:00.
AUJIK’s work can be seen from 30 June 15:30 until 1 October 20:00.