Street with a View

Artengine’s winter workshops got started last night with our introduction to electronic art. I shared the instructor job with the very knowledgeable and talented Elizabeth McKinnon of collective (gulp), and she brought this project to our attention which is worth sharing here.

Street with a View is a hybrid street theatre project designed to intervene in the Google Street View recording process to leave a trace of surreal tableaux’s that you can witness through Google. It is a fantastic idea that I am pretty sure was much more ambitious at the outset. The group approached Google with it and had their cooperation for it, so although the final result is still very nice you get the sense that maybe Google agreed only if it would be in a back alley in Pittsburgh. The marching band is fantastic though! You can follow the rest of the scenes, marathon, knotted bed sheet escape, giant turkey by clicking through the map. It’s all near the alley . . . .
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More workshops to come. Check out the list. We have VJ workshops, circuit bending, sound creation and custom programming. I promise you will have fun!


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