Jason Eppink and I have been working on the concept of solar graffiti (site-specific solar-powered installations of light and projection that explore the interplay of darkness and light, and image and text) for a few months now. So far we’ve created solar powered projectors, solar throwies and solar light boxes. We taught a solar graffiti workshop at Baltan Labs earlier this Summer which was a lot of fun. More info and documentation below…
Through the Solar Graffiti Workshop led by David Darts and Jason Eppink, participants will be introduced to public space art and will work together to transform Eindhoven into an urban laboratory for creative experimentation. Participants create site-specific solar-powered installations of light and projection. Using inexpensive off-the-shelf electronics and other household items, participants will design and produce light projections and sculptures, and install them in the urban environment. As part of the workshop, a dedicated artwork will be developed for the new gallery space MU at Strijp-S.The focus will be on producing light installations for display in and around the city. Specific topics of study will include circuit bending and basic electronics and design work. Participants will experiment with the creative customization of electronic devices and will explore the interplay of darkness and light, and image and text.
Full Solar Graffiti flickr set here.