City Canvas

City Canvas is an animation project that illuminates street spaces with moving images, mobile projectors and light painting. The City Canvas crew leads participants on an animated walking tour evoking symbols and characters on urban surfaces. By projecting only ephemeral, fleeting traces, the project makes a commentary on the illegal status of graffiti and celebrates street-level creativity.

The City Canvas crew mixes artists working with animation, media art and light painting. The team members are Albert Laine, Janne Parviainen, Kristina Laine, Hannu Huhtamo and Leena Jääskeläinen.

City Canvas premiered at the Media Facades Helsinki 2012 Festival. Guided city walks from mbar to Baana via Kiasma were arranged on August 23 to 25.