Water Light Graffiti Installation by Antonin Fourneau

Sustainably Leaving a Mark on the City

With his Water Light Graffiti project, French artist Antonin Fourneau built an LED-based surface that reacts to water, forming light patterns and effects that allow anybody to create fascinating paintings on the street.

During his residency at the Digitalarti Artlab in Paris, Antonin Fourneau realized a spectacular and poetic installation that manages to surprise and engage the passer-by in a refreshing way. With his Water Light Graffiti project, the French artist built an LED-based surface that reacts to water, creating light patterns and effects that allow anybody to create fascinating paintings on the street.

Installed in Poitiers in July, the wall was met with great enthusiasm by people of all ages, tapping into that kind of playful interaction only great public art can unlock. Apart from the sheer awe inspired by the possibility of painting with light, it is worth mentioning that – while allowing anybody to express themselves in a public space – with its natural graffiti approach, the work maintains a sustainable impact on the environment in which it sits.

This work is reminiscent of other remarkable endeavours with comparable effects – albeit utilizing different technology – like the famous light projections by Graffiti Research Lab and eco-friendly ad agency Green Graffiti.

Photos courtesy Antonin Fourneau.

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