At this year’s SCOPE Miami Contemporary Art Show, duo Bruno Levy and Blake Shaw present Sweat Shoppe, their multimedia performance group. Situated in an open and inviting space outside of the booth environment, the Sweat Shoppe’s interactive installation space hosts local bands, DJs and live performances each day of the SCOPE Miami Art Show – combining art, music and technology in an innovative and accessible way. The performance aspect of Levy and Blake’s Sweat Shoppe showcases the artists’ creation dubbed ‘video painting’. Video painting allows Levy and Blake to ‘paint’ video anywhere they choose – temporarily marking architectural surfaces with their video images.
In the context of SCOPE, visitors are given the opportunity to use rollers to video paint – revealing through each stroke a video image projected onto the wall. Video painting was created by the artists through their own specially designed software used in combination with other elements such as light projection and roller paint implements rigged with a button that triggers LED. It may be difficult to understand the technological complexities of Levy and Shaw’s video painting creation, but participating in the performance is simple.
SCOPE International Contemporary Art Show is a large, global contemporary art fair that supports innovation and work in new media. SCOPE can also be found annually in New York, London, Basel and the Hamptons. SCOPE Miami Art Show is on through 6 December 2009.