Digital Graffiti is proud to introduce this year’s Artists in Residence: Kameron Neal, Emilia Forstreuter, and John Colette. These three renowned artists were chosen to participate in the Digital Graffiti Visiting Artists Series, a residency held annually at Alys Beach prior to the projection art festival. The artists have the unique opportunity to explore and mingle in the surroundings of Alys Beach, gaining inspiration for the creation of new projects to be featured at the upcoming DG2018. Learn more about each incredible artist below:
Location: Brooklyn, NY
A DG2017 Best in Show winner for his piece “Liquid Love,” Kameron Neal is a video artist, graphic designer, and theater-maker located in Brooklyn, NY. With work developed at Vox Populi, Yale’s Center for Contemporary Arts and Media, and Brooklyn Academy of Music, he has also designed campaigns for Joe’s Pub and Shakespeare in The Park, to name a few. He says projected art is remarkable in how it can simultaneously take on the characteristic of a space and transport the viewer into a new realm of reality.
Location: Berlin, Germany
Based out of Berlin, Germany, Emilia Forstreuter is a freelance graphic and motion designer who has been a multi-year finalist at Digital Graffiti, during which she won special recognition for her project, “Yonder” at the 2016 festival. Fascinated by the endless possibilities of projection art, she began creating digital art during her time studying Communications Design and Time Based Art at the Braunschweig University of Art in Germany, where her passion lies in being able to create immersive experiences from whatever comes to mind.
Location: Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), Savannah, GA
Digital Graffiti is pleased to announce in addition to a team of SCAD Motion Media Design program students returning to Digital Graffiti for a fourth year to present site-specific projection works, their mentor and department chair John Colette who will be participating as a residency artist. John has been a professional in media and arts for more than 34 years. With his position at SCAD, his job spans teaching, program development and research project work—with a focus on exploring digital ecosystems, UI/displays, and UX for industry partners like Fossil Watches, BMW USA, Microsoft Studios, and Adobe Systems. With his students’ work and his own, technology is essential, and showcasing to a live and engaged audience is gratifying for all who work in the medium.