Lunchmeat Festival – projector bombing in Prague

As it was not possible for Dima to take many photos I was very pleased to be sent some more images from the two evenings of projector bombing we did in Prague last week as part of the Lunchmeat Festival – so first, a big ‘thank you’ to the photographers – Kuba, Dita Havrankova and Lenka Balounova!

Here are photos of the performance on the roof terrace at DOX Gallery.As it was a real jam session I decided to make a sequence of both abstract and figurative images for this setting. Here are photos of the two musicians who provided the live accompaniment for my drawing.It was the sound system in the Red Bull car that was used for music to accompany the street projections.Below are some more photos from the street session outside BIO OKO.In order to cover the whole height of the building Kuba held the projector on its side – a great idea that worked really well – but drawing was much more difficult, as either I had to stand sideways or try remember that when I moved the pen up on the tablet, the line went down on the building and movement left showed up as movement right!
Unfortunately, on Thursday evening it was seriously wet – not the best weather for projector bombing!I was the lucky one, cowering inside the van (although this proved to be not the most comfortable position for drawing!)But despite the bad weather this was a great projection location.As well as ‘drawing’ on the wall I was able to incorporate the statue in the niche into the pictures.When we moved to the next location we parked the van next to the Red Bull car in the car park end-on to the wall. With the back door of the van raised to form a ‘roof’, a raincoat draped over the back of the Tagtool to give extra protection from the rain and the projector inside the van sitting on the tailgate, this was a much more comfortable drawing position for me.The audience was not so lucky!My projection area fell within one of the ‘loops’ of the permanent mural that covers this big wall and as there was a lot of ambient light at this location I chose not to use the transparency slider but instead concentrate on making big bold images in pure colours.I ended the session with a bit of advertising for the remaining events of the festival!It had been great fun, although we all went home very wet – and glad that our performance on Saturday at the Meetfactory would be indoors!

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  • Reply At DOX Centre for contemporary Art, Prague | Drawinglive News May 4, 2012 at 6:56 am

    […] 26 April we did an evening of Tagtool drawing on DOX’s café roof terrace where I drew last year during the Lunchmeat Festival. This time the occasion was the opening of the big new exhibition, […]

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