LoVid is an interdisciplinary artist duo composed of Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus. Our work includes live video installations, sculptures, digital prints, patchworks, media projects, performances, and video recordings. We combine many opposing elements in our work, contrasting hard electronics with soft patchworks, analog and digital, or handmade and machine produced objects. This multidirectional approach is also reflected in the content of our work: romantic and aggressive, wireless and wire-full. We are interested in the ways in which the human body and mind observe, process, and respond to both natural and technological environments, and in the preservation of data, signals, and memory.
How do our digital interactions translate into real, physical experiences?
In today’s social media and technology absorbed world, questions such as this one are both pressing and complex, so opportunities to explore them in concrete ways are valuable in many respects. One project that does just this is a public art and social media initiative called U R QR, created by artist duo LoVid.
U R QR, which takes place this weekend on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, explores the territory between the digital and the physical by creating a collective, human QR code. Over the course of the 2 days, the artists and their collaborators will take photographic portraits of participants with a portion of a QR code painted on their face; after the event, the artists will compile the portraits into one composite, functioning code, which will be displayed as a public art work. All portrait participants receive a limited edition, interactive artist book.
To sign up for a portrait sitting, visit theregistration page, or to experience the project, stop by South Street Seaport between 12 and 6 pm on Saturday or Sunday.
This event is one of the many exciting and free things going on in the next few weeks as part of the River to River Festival: check out all of the offerings online here!