I came across this video today and was blown away.  It seems more and more recently I’m seeing people experimenting with video as a medium, and getting away from strict motion graphics.  From the graffiti animation of Blu, to things like what you see here, artists appear as if they want to get their hands dirty with video.
Bring it on.  This piece is fantastic.  I didn’t even know this sub-medium (called Lightwriting) existed, but I’m certainly hoping to see more of it.  Beautiful work.  I’ll post more details and a link to an article reviewing the work below the actual video.

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/1712769 w=500&h=283]

Cologne, Germany
The members of LICHTFAKTOR use light to give expression to their creativity. They take advantage of a variety of light sources to produce photos and videos in cities by night.

The Cologne artists’ collective, consisting of VJ $ehvermögen (photographer and VJ since 1997 with many years of experience in the event field) and JIAR (communications designer and graffiti artist), experiments with the possibilities yielded by bulb (long-term) exposure and painting. Their aim is to explore all aspects of “lightwriting” and to develop it further. The LICHTFAKTOR crew intentionally uses the entire space in which a particular work is produced and integrates it into their photos and animated films in such a way that it’s not just a backdrop but a part of the work itself.

This lightwriting video by LICHTFAKTOR, is the first one done in the nature, we did it in the forests of the High Fens in Belgium.

sound by the green man / basswerk

More information here.

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