Collaboration remix projects - 2020
"THE OTHERS" - AN ONGOING ANALOG-DIGITAL REMIX PROJECT IN COLLABORATION WITH FOUR OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL WRITERS SUCH AS AMIGO, SCKRE, SHANE HUSS AND MUROE.
„The others“ is a project that I started during the first lockdown phase of the Covid19 pandemic. Confronted with such a diverse and massive output on all the social media channels, I asked myself what I could do with so much input from others.
So I spent much time in the studio to develop a workflow that focuses on the conversion process from analog sketches to digital and back to analog.
This project kept me motivated and inspired me at the same time and it was a first testrun to be continued in collaborations with other artists in the near future.
So first I started with the idea to ask a hand full of other writers to allow me to use some of their sketches for the remixing project that I simply called „The Others“.
With AMIGO, SCKRE, SHANE HUSS and MUROE, my first initiative of a digital-exchange started and that’s how all those different writing styles landed on my computer.
By converting them into simplified vectorized outlines, I was able to remix the content via my penplotter device in multiple ways.
The result is a technique where I work with a milling machine, a so called penplotter that allows me to mix digital media and create unique illustration artworks on paper. Different pens from gelly-rolls over fineliners up to calligraphy pens spice up the receipt. I also invested time to get a customized touch-sensitive fiberglass pen (Thanks Reinhard Gupfinger to make it happen) to convert any plot into a lightpainting.
The best-of-gallery and the video shows best, what this project is all about., below you can find the individual parts from each of the collaborations.
This is a noncommecrial collaboration with great artists. Thanks out to all my friends for trusting in me!
BEST OF GALLERY
Pictures by Chris Noelle
VIDEO DOCUMENTATION - Pt. I
Edit by Chris Noelle
VIDEO DOCUMENTATION - Pt. II
Edit by Chris Noelle
THE ARTIST COLLABORATIONS
4 Artists - 4 Galleries
TOFA feat. AMIGO
Amigo has always been a fascinating artist and dancer. Our longterm friendship started in 2003 and lead to various collaborations over the years. Besides being a pioneer in breakdance Amigo has also exceptional calligraphy skills. From his ink letter series I got hold of an abstract style that I transormed into different versions, working with different material and techniques. You can also check out more of Amigos work here.
TOFA feat. SCKRE
Video.SCKRE is a wellknown streetart duo from Linz and when they painted a hugescale mural in my neighbourhood, I was crossing by and we came into a talk. A bit later I got some nice sketches from Sckre and I started fooling around in various directions. E.g. the bird in the first 2 pictures is a vectorized and abstracted snapshot that I took from the mural in my hood. As Sckre has topnotch graffiti lettering skills, I was happy to work on variations of his sketches that speak a clean abstract but also fineline linear language. Working with different material and techniques, the output of the remix sessions is a pleasure to watch. Check out more of Video.Sckre work here.
TOFA feat. SHANE HUSS
Shane is a perfectionist when it comes to calligraphy handlettering and graffiti. I felt a direct connection when I first saw his works and I was inspired to dive more back into calligraphy since then. I connected with him via Instagram and he throwed a couple of letterings on my table which all were worth a try of using different techniques in multiple studio-sessions.
Inspire yourself and check out more of SHANE HUSS work here.
TOFA feat. MUROE
I tummbled upon the works of Muroe on Instagram a few months ago. His b&w sketches directly caught my attention, so I dropped him a line - et voila, the fourth counterpart of the collaboration was set and ready.
Muroe is a passionate writer who got infected with cans and graffiti back in the end of the 90s. Check out his work here