Graffiti Research Lab Canada

PWN THE WALL – Credit Where Credit is Due

November 30th, 2012 . by pony


PWN THE WALL was a digital graffiti intervention connecting Vancouver, Berlin, and Seoul,  Oct 12-14, 2012.  It was supported by the Goethe Institut’s Satellite program in Vancouver, and the Canada Council for the Arts.  Importantly, many people came together to realize the project, their names are listed below.

PWN THE WALL was a project between Graffiti Research Lab Canada and Germany. Members include Jesse Scott (Vancouver), Mirae Rosner (Vancouver), Semiramis Ceylan (Berlin), and Hauke Altmann (Berlin).

This project furthered GRL’s ongoing commitment to urban interventions that take graffiti into the digital age through open approaches to community and technology. Data produced through digital graffiti technologies was live-streamed and re-projected, collapsing geographical space through public events in three continents. GRL members in all three cities produced and distributed this project exclusively through open-source tools and technologies.

More pics and project background here.

Photos by Devin Wells (Vancouver), Dooho Kim (Seoul) and Christian Vagt (Berlin).

 Goethe Satellite @ Graffiti Research Lab


A Project by the Goethe-Institut
in cooperation with Graffiti Research Lab Canada, Graffiti Research Lab Germany, W2 Community Media Arts, Platoon Cultural Development and Revised Projects

12-14 October 2012

Vancouver – W2 Media Cafe, 111 W Hastings Street
Opening October 12, 9 pm – 1 am (PST)
Digital Painting Event October 12, 11 pm – 1 am
Installation Open to the Public October 12, 6 pm – October 13, 7 pm

Berlin – Platoon Kunsthalle, Schönhauser Allee 9
Digital Painting Event October 13, 11 pm (CET)
Installation Open to Public October 13, 3 am – October 14, 4 am

Seoul – Platoon Kunsthalle, Gangnam-gu Nonhyeon-dong 97-22
Digital Painting Event October 13, 11 pm (KST)
Installation Open to Public October 13, 10 am – October 14, 11 am




Cren / KD, TNB, CBR, HSF, TPA (Berlin)

gogoplata (Berlin)

KLUB7 (Berlin)

Marianne (Berlin)

Poet73 (Berlin)

Take 5 (Vancouver)

The Dark (Vancouver)

JNJ CREW (Seoul)



Of course, we couldn’t do it all without dedicated crew members in all three cities.

Artistic Direction: Jesse Scott (V), Mirae Rosner (V), Hauke Altmann (B), Semiramis Ceylan (B). Commissioned Graffiti Artists: The Dark (V), Take 5 (V), ALESH ONE (DISSIZIT!) (B), Cren (KD, TNB, CBR, HSF, TPA) (B),  Klub7 (B), Poet73  (B), gogoplata (B), Marianne (B), JnJ Crew (S). Vancouver Crew: Michael Manning, Vincent van Haff (flyingoctopus), Devin Wells, Prophecy Sun. Berlin Crew: Daniel Daoudi, Falko, Open Media Accelerator OMA, Jaime Schwartz, Sofia, Tau, Hanna. Seoul Crew: Udo Lee, Joon Kim, Dooho Kim.

Many thanks to our host venues: W2 Community Meida Arts (Irwin Oostindie, Lianne Payne, Jen Castro), Platoon Cultural Development (Tom Bueschemann, Christoph Frank, Chester Inseong Kim, Marcello Dato)

Artistic Directors Bios

Jesse Scott is a new media artist, performer, coder, media designer, and visualist. Under various aliases and operating within several artist collectives, he produces work for live performance, site-specific actions, listening, viewing, reading … his work has spanned the domains of a/v performance, locative media, telematics, improvisational practice, urban projection, installation design, public workshops, and the written word. He has exhibited extensively across North America and Europe.

Mirae Rosner is an interdisciplinary artist with a background in contemporary dance and urban geography. She often works collectively with the memelab and Dance Troupe Practice, and her solo practice is titled Fictional Anatomy. Recently, she completed residencies at the Incheon Art Platform, Platoon (Seoul), M.A.R.I.N. (Baltic Sea), and exhibited at Techno Ecologies Festival (Riga), Piksel Festival (Bergen) and Tracing Mobility (Berlin). Upcoming, she looks forward to working on new performance-based works at the Hammock Residency (Vancouver).

Semiramis Ceylan studied visual communication at Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen, Germany and at École Boulle, Paris, France. For her degree work she collaborated with the dance department of Folkwang University on an experimental media-dance piece. She is working in interdisciplinary projects in the field of media art, performance arts and video as a visual artist and designer. A communication designer in Berlin, she is strongly involved with the local DIY culture and runs media & sewing workshops.

Hauke Altmann graduated in media & computer science at the University of Applied Sciences Berlin. Since 2006, he has worked as an artist, mainly doing LED installations in public space. He is also a web developer at Doctors Without Borders Germany.

The Goethe Satellite Vancouver is a two-year initiative of the Goethe-Institute with partner Revised Projects. The goal of the Goethe Satellite is to facilitate unique projects where artists, organizations and collectives have the opportunity to collaborate, perform, and show work that expands current artistic practices.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $154 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 154 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

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