This Is Digital Graffiti 2014! [VIDEO]
June 10, 2014
As the popularity of art created using state-of-the-art design, animation, and projection technology grows, the cutting-edge Digital Graffiti festival honors the traditions it set as being the first and the largest outdoor festival of its kind, showcasing digital artists of all kinds as they project their work onto the white walls and unique architecture of Alys Beach.
This year’s festival included an eye-opening array of art featuring flashing lights, swirling colors, dancing robots, interactive exhibits, a red-carpet pre-party, and the annual dance party at Caliza Pool on Saturday night.
Finalists for DG 2014 represented twenty-four cities in twelve different countries and competed for over $10,000 in cash prizes. A panel of judges from both the art and technology industries selected the following award winners:
- Best of Show – “Layer Pendulum” by Amber Bushnell, USA; and “Phylogeny” by Claire Bennett, Canada
- Best in Florida – “Asteraceae” by David Montgomery, Fernandina Beach
- Curator’s Choice – “Transition 89-2.0” by LIA, Austria
- Honorable Mentions – “Ballet” by Gunja Bose and Sajid Hasan Dilawar, India; “DAXIM14” by Evond Blake, Canada; and “Transitions” by John Clive, UK
When the party ends, the tranquil town of Alys Beach is once again a vision of idyllic white walls and cobbled lanes, but there’s no doubt that Digital Graffiti 2015 is in the works and will continue to draw artists and patrons from the region and abroad as one of the area’s most anticipated events.