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The Hello Wall: Twitter Controlled Public Art

The Hello Wall: Twitter Controlled Public Art
Arts & Culture

Wasted Spaces offers a public art installation that moves beyond the physical domain to the virtual one.

Lisa Baldini
  • 16 march 2010

We recently documented London’s Wasted Spaces, a group dedicated to turning abandoned and dilapidated properties into public displays of emerging arts. Their latest project moves public art it into the social arena with a Twitter based service.

Collaborating with large-scale installation artists Hellicar & Lewis, the duo have created an interactive installation for Wembley’s high road. Audience members are invited to tweet commands to @thehellowall. The subsequent directions will modulate the speed and appearance of various shapes.

The artists explain the concept further:

In visual terms, The Hello Wall will be a simple single colour background, with a foreground of simple shapes, in a physically realistic two dimensional simulation. Imagine a series of red circles on an orange background, bouncing off each other in zero gravity. The installation is designed to empower people, to allow them to have a creative input into the architectural space that they find themselves in – often without any sense of control or ownership.

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