The project aimed to introduce the mural art and graffiti movement to the students and create the opportunity for them to learn the necessary techniques involved in the process of producing a wall painting on a large scale.
In the final result, the participants created a mural that covered a space of approximately 69 square meters with the chosen design from the student's submissions gathered via Open Call, which was enhanced with the animation via AR technology.
The event was organized with the cooperation of Akiyoshidai International Art Village and the University of East Asia and held in the Sai Sai Mitou Roadside station located in Mine (Yamaguchi prefecture) during a period from the 17th of September to the 2nd of October 2022.
The workshop provided information on the brief history of murals, the graffiti movement, and development of the street art. During the scheduled activities the students had an opportunity to practice the basics of working with spray paints, brushes, and rollers, as well as scaling techniques.
All of the activities were accompanied by safety lectures held on the site, thanks to the hospitality of the local community.
The official reveal of the mural took place on the 2nd of October, during which participants signed their names on the wall and the animation implemented into the projects was officially displayed via the Artivive platform, along with the exhibition, which consisted of works produced during the workshops, especially paintings created on the OSB boards during collaborative assignments and displayed on the site.
The animation had two running versions. On the opening day, the extended production provided a view of all designs submitted by the students.
The animation was a digital frame-by-frame form, created individually during the project.
The collaborative workshop provided also the opportunity for an additional lecture about the history of the global graffiti movement, which was held at the University of East Asia in Shimonoseki on the 19th of October 2022.
Video report prepared on-site by the local TV crew