Blockwith at Auckland Arts Festival [fr]
From Saturday 12th March until Wednesday 11th May, create your own avatar to take part in “Blockwith” an interactive digital art installation created by French artists Guillaumit and Yann Van der Cruyssen. Presented by Colab/AUT University and Auckland Live, Blockwith is part of the 2016 Auckland Arts Festival.
French artists Guillaumit and Yann Van der Cruyssen have created an evolving digital landscape called Blockwith. To help build this digital world made of colourful blocks, players are invited to create avatar builders who move and change the landscape of this digital playground.
To make an avatar, use your mobile device, go to the website blockwith.nz, name your builder and send it to the Digital Art Live screen. Then watch as each individual avatar interacts and collaborates with other characters to design their digital world.
Saturday 12 March – Wednesday 11 May
Digital Art Live Screen
For more information on Blockwith, please click here
Blockwith is part of Auckland Arts Festival’s White Night experience and on Saturday the 12th of March there will be iPads available for attendees to create their own avatar and interact with the exhibition in the Aotea Centre.
Saturday 12th March
6.00pm – 8.00pm
For more information about the opening night, please click here.
Guillaumit is a French illustrator, graphic designer and motion designer. His work combines geometric forms, rigid colour scheme and funny cartoons characters. He tries to build a universe that is both playful and meaningful. Guillaumit’s work was showcased in exhibitions in Paris, London, Tokyo, Berlin.
Yann Van der Cruyssen is a French composer, designer, coder, game maker and much more. Yann does everything from building websites to programming audio and graphical tools and toys. He writes books and comics, composes music, and creates sound effects for video games and movies. Yann also writes code for art installations, organises electronic workshops for music label Dataglitch, directs and acts in short films, performs with bands and hosts radio shows.
Exploring the intersection of art and technology, Digital Art Live is collaboration between Colab/AUT University and Auckland Live and invites audiences to interact with an interactive screen and become part of a new generation of Art. Audience participation is necessary to complete the art work.