Archinect - News 2017-10-17T18:27:07-04:00 "YOUR TEXT HERE" by Marcos Zotes Archinect 2012-11-07T20:26:00-05:00 >2012-11-08T17:09:04-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> You may recall Marcos Zotes from his <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rafm&ouml;gnu&eth; N&aacute;tt&uacute;ra</a> light installation in Iceland that we <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously featured</a> here on Archinect. He has just shared with us his latest project, "YOUR TEXT HERE"...</p> <p> The city is constantly telling us what to do, what to think, and how to act. Using explicit visual language, a multiplicity of billboards, signs, images and symbols invade our public spaces in order to tell us something. YOUR TEXT HERE is a project that challenges this condition: Citizens are given the opportunity to change their role as receivers of information in order become the authors. The way it works is simple: you submit an anonymous text message in a website through your mobile phone, and in turn it is automatically projected at large scale onto the fa&ccedil;ade of a building.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> "Public space is not something that is given or inherited, it must be fought for and defended constantly" says Marcos Zotes.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> YOUR TEXT HERE is a participatory, site-specific light installation that...</p> Rafmögnuð Náttúra By Marcos Zotes Archinect 2012-04-06T14:49:00-04:00 >2012-04-07T07:33:11-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> Marcos Zotes has shared with us his winning light installation for the Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival 2012.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><em>Photo by Ragnar Th Sigurdsson</em></p> <p> Marcos Zotes, winner of the Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival 2012, and Chris Jordan presented Rafm&ouml;gnu&eth; N&aacute;tt&uacute;ra in Reykjavik, Iceland, as the main event for the festival in February. The work consists of a temporary, site-specific installation that appropriates the facade of Hallgr&iacute;mskirkja church with a large video-mapping projection. The aim is to transform the static condition of this iconic landmark into a dynamic, engaging and participatory visual experience, and to intervene by socially activating its surrounding public space.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br><em>Photo by P&eacute;tur M&aacute;r Gunnarsson</em></p> <p> Marcos explains: &ldquo;I am fascinated with finding new ways to interact with the existing urban environment. I feel the city is there for us at our entire disposal, and we must reclaim its public spaces and urban structures in ways that exceed the limited uses for which they were o...</p>