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Tadej Droljc: Laser graffiti

22. February - 24. February 2022


Workshop for young people and adults in the Miran Jarc Library, Novo mesto

Young people from the age of fourteen are invited to join us at the workshop entitled Laser Graffiti, which will be held under the mentorship of Tadej Droljec from Monday, February 21 to Wednesday, February 23 between 16.00 and 18.30 in the Miran Jarc Library (BeRi classroom) ).

In the workshop we will learn how to program and use a laser projector. The focus will be on the DIY approach, which is based on laser control with audio signals and used for the purposes of light graffiti or outdoor artistic interventions. You will also be able to test these yourself and project the products on public areas.

In the theoretical part of the workshop, we will first get acquainted with outdoor laser practices (from art installations and activist graffiti to mapping and movable screens) and various (both hardware and software) approaches with an emphasis on free and open source solutions. This will be followed by a presentation of laser control equipment with audio signals and the BeamShaper application, which was specially designed for the needs of the workshop in the Max software environment. BeamShaper allows you to display and process vector graphics (text, logos, etc.) and freehand drawings. Because it is based on drawing with audio signals, everything we see can also be heard.

The practical part will include laser programming, preparation of material in BeamShaper and Inkscape programs and display on a laser projector. In BeamShaper, we will create various modules for the design and processing of visual material according to your wishes, and the final products will be projected on public surfaces in a guerrilla campaign with a van and lasers.

What you need
  • Computer, headphones,
  • Inkscape (opensource) ter
  • Max (free trial) application BeamShaper (you receive in the workshop and you can use it freely).
Applications

The number of participants is limited, so prior registration is required at borut.pelko@lokalpatriot.si. The workshop is free. The workshop will be conducted in accordance with the applicable measures of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia and the recommendations of the NIJZ.

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More about the workshop mentor: https://www.tadej-droljc.org/about-me/
Production: Ljudmila Society, Laboratory for Science and Art and Project Atol Institute
Co-producer: Kino Šiška