sophronia two

northern spark @ the walker

2014 06 14 09:01 pm

dusk to dawn on the walker terraces

In Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino writes: “The city of Sophronia is made up of two half-cities, In one there is a great roller coaster with its steep humps, the carousel … the Ferris wheel … the death-ride with crouching motorcyclists, the big top. The other half-city is of stone … with the bank, the factories, the palaces, the slaughterhouse, the school, and all the rest. One of the half-cities is permanent, the other is temporary …”

Inspired by Calvino’s imaginary cities, Graffiti Angel in Sophronia is a joint work by digital artist Joellyn Rock, multimedia composer, Kathy McTavish and netprov creator Rob Wittig. Other collaborators include: Rodrigo Bello, Amy Groshek, Mark Marino, Katelynn Monson, Cathy Podeszwa, Kathleen Roberts, Lizzy Siemers, Jay Sivak & you.

In a glowing pavilion the graffiti angel mixes video, images, music, and text and a second Sophronia emerges. Improvising on audience suggestions, a team of netprov writers weaves stories of the half-cities. The Graffiti Angel software live mixes text, video, and digital imagery gleaned from the project database.

Find Sophronia’s glowing tent city on the Walker terraces and come play through the night. Friend us on : sophroniatwo. You can contribute on twitter with hashtag #sophroniatwo or click the button aboveadd your thoughts. Read more about the project bly clicking the buttonread more.