With the Public Painting Machine, people on the street could create works of art by pulling on ropes that control the machine.

German artist Niklas Roy, in collaboration with Kati Hyyppä, turned an empty retail space in Katowice, Poland into an art gallery with a Public Painting Machine on the front window.

The collaborative art installation was presented during the Katowice Street Art Festival and attracted a lot of potential artists on the street.

By pulling on ropes, people on the street could create works of art on the spot and in collaboration with other people. Each day two canvases were provided for the activity and the finished works of art were then exhibited inside the gallery. The names of the artists who contributed to a canvas were nailed below the painting to ensure that credit was given.

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