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"Horseraces, souks, fruits, crafts, trains, roulettes, steps, neons, roofs, and colors, colors, colors... Colors of an Old Beirut remembers a vibrant city in the 60s in an original 3D mapping animation that leaves walls longing."
Colors of an Old Beirut was specially commissioned by UFA Assurances and was projected for 6 nights during December of 2010 in Martyrs' Square, Lebanon. (ufa3DMappingEvent.com)
Colors of an old Beirut is an original piece merging exclusive footage of Beirut from the 1960s with cutting edge graphics and techniques of 3D projection mapping in a novel amalgam. In this piece commissioned by UFA Assurances, I collaborated with talented New York based video artist Cem Adiyaman to remember old Beirut without being regretful or nostalgic. On the contrary, colors of an old Beirut seeks to immerse the audience in an illusion of time-travel through an animated building, and leaves walls, windows and bricks longing for a palette whose hints are behind us, yet still around us. The piece is designed to, and accompanied by dramatic acoustic music by Paris-based Lebanese rapper Rayess Bek.
art direction and animation: Ayah Bdeir and Cem Adiyaman
video by: Cem Adiyaman
music by: Rayess Bek
Produced at KarajBeirut.org
‘Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. USB flash drives are embedded into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in public space. Everyone is invited to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your favorite files and data. Each dead drop is installed empty except a readme.txt file explaining the project. ‘Dead Drops’ is open to participation. If you want to install a dead drop in your city/neighborhood follow the ‘how to’ instructions and submit the location and pictures.
awesome soundtrack by
Young Blood – The Naked And Famous
(via fffff.at/autumn-mix-2010/ by Theo)
Cast: aram bartholl
Originally Aired on November 10th, 2008, one day after the paper hit the streets.
More on the project:
And a video on how the idea was generated, developed, and a bit about the purpose of the project as well as some of the ramifications.
Cast: Steve Lambert
A ticket for a trip is an object that gives you exclusive access to an unexplored place. It is a mere piece of paper, but it carries imagination and anticipation of the future, of what new world it can unlock. The Ticket Machine is a Rube Goldberg type collaborative installation which is triggered with a drop of a coin. The machine then unveils different worlds, created by the collaborators, and finally produces a printed ticket. This installation was created during the Eyebeam Roadshow 2010 at 01SJ in San Jose.
The first device, activating a shattered LCD panel was created by Randy Sarafan and the remaining two devices were created by myself with the help of Ez Cothran.
Cast: James Stone
What is Mary Mack 5000? These days, most games are played on computers and consoles, often alone or with people online. Mary Mack 5000 is a game designed to encourage face to face interaction between the players, and also amongst the spectators. With the use of gloves with conductive sensors, the Arduino, Flash, laptop and projector, we hope that people will be able to enjoy themselves both by playing as well as by watching the game.
We have repackaged what is a little girl's game that challenges rhythm, speed and timing, as a hyper, metal-rocker game. No, it is not just your little sister's game anymore.
Collaborator: Lina Fenequito
Music by: Ray Mancini & Sergey Popovich
Movie by: Stina Hasse
in collaboration with Luma Eldin
supported by Eyebeam Art and Technology center
Series of 5
Electronics, hacked toys, Victoria's Secret underwear, magnets
After decades of running her kinky Syrian lingerie store in the Hamidiya souk of Damascus, Teta Haniya comes to America bearing gifts. With over 60 years of Islamic teachings on seduction, and an arsenal of kitschy electronics, Teta Haniya hijacks the western panty, triggering the sexual liberation of the American woman.
Teta Haniya's Secrets is a line of electronic lingerie inspired by a Syrian tradition of hacking electronic toys, integrating them into panties, and selling them in the most casual of fashions at popular ‘Damascan’ souks. The line consists of five Victoria’s Secret panties hacked Syrian-style according to literal interpretations of Arabic expressions of seduction. The biggest lingerie store in the United States isn’t so liberal after all…
Cast: ayah bdeir