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Audiovisual Tricycles Project Playful Animations on Adjacent Streets and Buildings

Artist duo Ygor Marotta and Ceci Soloaga of VJ Suave have made public artwork that's mobile, interactive, and constantly changing. Titled Suaveciclos, the two creatives have fashioned tricycles as mobile, audiovisual projectors, adapted with an actual projector, computer, speakers, and batteries. They travel on these vehicles and cast playful animations onto the darkened surrounding landscape, with no place off limits–walls, trees, lakes, sidewalks, and sand are all fair game. These unexpected canvases create unique moments between the city and audiences everywhere.

VJ Suave have configured their setup so that the video projections can be manipulated in real time. This affords them an incredible opportunity to interact with the public at large. They can respond to the mood of the crowd, play games with them, and tailor their performance to the characteristics of their exact location. It's unpredictable, energetic, and most of all, fun.

Over the past year, VJ Suave have been busy pedaling through places like Russia and Brazil, delighting passersby with their brilliant setup and colorful graphics. Watch the video below to see them in action.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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