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“Street Art Dealer… Innovative new show from Steal From Work

July 8, 2009

Another “Must See” exhibition from Jono and Lucy…

Street Art Dealer

9th – 31st July
Locations across Bristol, UK

street-art-dealer-image

We have hooked up with C6, originators of the Street Art Dealer project, to stage a series of installations, interventions, events and urban games. Utilising QR Code technology to take art out of the gallery and on to the streets and bring a new interactive dynamic to public art.

Featuring Turner Prize nominee Tomoko Takahashi, James Powderly (Graffiti Research Lab), Zeus and Sebastian Lowsley-Williams, plus BEAM; a collaborative piece by Joseph Watts and Haywood Slucutt, this innovative project will allow a new type of mobile interaction with art on the street, and inject some fun into the spectator sport of viewing art.

10th–31st July 2009
Thurs- Sat 12-7pm/ Sun 12-4pm

Opening night- July 9th, 6-9.30pm (all welcome)

74-76 Horsefair (formerly Stationary World)
Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3JS
Free entry

EXHIBITION HEADQUARTERS

The HQ will be based in a dis-used shop on the Horsefair in the heart of Broadmead in Bristol’s city centre. It will be a starting point and information hub where you can discover the means to access the art trail and be let loose on the streets to discover the artists’ various works throughout the city, and a resource to experiment with QR Codes.It will also host an installation from the eagerly anticipated project BEAM, by up and coming artists Joseph Watts and Haywood Slucutt. As well as a demonstration of Graffiti Research Laboratory’s Radical Fanatical gaming pack.

THE ART

Other than BEAM, an installation in the Exhibition Headquarters, all the art will be out and about on Bristol’s streets and public places, some obvious but others hidden away to be sought after and discovered. Each artist has responded to this in different ways but information on how to find the art and what goodies await you on finding it will only be available via QR Codes.

ARTISTS

Tomoko Takahashi
Tomoko Takahashi creates art from chaos, inviting viewers to unravel the internal logic of her work. Takahashi has work in the permanent collection at the Tate Modern, and in 2000 was nominated for the Turner Prize.

www.artnet.com/artist/701488/tomoko-takahashi.html

James Powderly
James Powderly (Graffiti Research Lab) is a technologist and artist who founded the GRL who developed open source tools for graffiti writers and activists, such as LED Throwies and L.A.S.E.R. Tag. Powderley has exhibited extensively including MOMA in New York.

www.graffitiresearchlab.com

BEAM (Joseph Watts & Haywood Slucutt)
This collaboration brings about a monstrous coupling of both their practices with their installation pieces simulating a warped architectural explosion meets anamorphosis.

www.roejobconstructions.co.uk

Zeus
Zeus has been drawing inspiration from urban culture to create dynamic, experimental compositions that have re-defined graffiti artistry taking the form out of its traditional setting and into new, exciting and more legitimate places.

www.zeus-uk.com

Sebastian Lowsley-Williams

Sebastian works creatively on innovative ventures, here he will venture to modify the city walls with paintings opposing usual street art.

QR CODES

A QR (Quick Response) Code is a two-dimensional bar code intended to contain information which can be scanned quickly and easily by electronic devices. They are hugely popular in Japan and rapidly gaining popularity in the US but their use is much rarer here in the UK. Particularly common are QR Codes that contain website links, directing your phone browser to a unique web page that is only discoverable via the codes. This will be one of the first times the technology has been fully used across a range of art events.Anyone equipped with a camera phone and QR Code Reader software can scan a QR image and access the information it contains. Many new mobile phones come with this software already installed but nearly all camera phones have software available that’s easily downloaded and installed.

Once installed the application will allow you to open your camera and take a photo of a code, then it will ‘read’ the code and present you with the results. In the case of website links it will usually display the website address and ask if you would like your phone browser to connect to the internet to access the online content. Try reading the QR Code at the top of this page to see how it works!

To fully take part in the Street Art Dealer events please download and install a QR Code Reader on your
camera phone.

SITES TO DOWNLOAD READER SOFTWARE FROM:

http://www.reader.kaywa.com

http://www.beetagg.com

http://code.google.com/p/zxing

http://www.neoreader.com

For more information visit http://streetartdealer.com/qrcodes

STREET ART DEALER

Street Art Dealeris a C6 project that takes the original concept of street art and combines it with QR code technology to create a tool that allows an increasingly tech savvy public to use their mobile phones to own, interact and locate art in their community. Aiming to promote engagement with the meaning of street art in the context of it’s environment, providing a route outside of the gallery system for artists to engage directly with the viewing public and allowing the public a new and innovative way to interact with art on the street.

http://streetartdealer.com

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