Digital Art Live is please to present the interactive exhibition Typeface by the artist Vaimaila Urale and the developer Johann Nortje. Typeface merges the concept of ASCII art* with interactive technology and contemporary Polynesian mark making. Vaimaila Urale takes her inspiration from traditional Samoan art forms of Tatau (tattoo) and Tapa (bark cloth) and has created a unique set of digital patterns using basic keyboard characters, motifs and symbols such as > / <.
Working in collaboration with digital media artist Johann Nortje, Urale designed a work where the viewer’s physical movements activate unique layers of patterning. People’s reflections in front of the Digital Art Live screen become embedded with Urale’s vibrant Pacific influenced patterns.
7 February – 21 March
Artist Vaimaila Urale in conjuction with Johann Nortje.
Digital Art Live-Interactive Space, Level 2, Aotea Centre, Auckland.< BACK TO LISTINGS