Gateway CDC is pleased to announce the 15th Open Studio Tour which will take place Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 11am to 5pm.
The 2019 Open Studio Tour will conclude with an interactive public art experience titled ARTS'TINATION
Tag Tool Crew OMAi of Vienna Austria will create an interactive immersive light experience to conclude the 15th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour
Who: Tag Tool Crew/OMAi (Vienna, Austria)
What: Interactive public art installation using light projection
Where: Studio 3807 and Gateway Arts Center (Brentwood, MD)
When: Saturday, May 11 from 5-10:00 p.m.
An immersive public art exhibit curated by Rhonda Dallas that crosses artistic borders in a collaborative
visual experience connecting people, place and creativity.
The Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) Artist in Residency Program is pleased to welcome from Vienna, Austria artist collective Tag Tool Crew/OMAi. The collective will host a series of creative public workshops that will culminate in an art installation at the conclusion of this year’s 15th annual Gateway Open Studio Tour. The interactive light display will take place on Saturday May 11 from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at Studio 3807 and Gateway Arts Center located at 3807 and 3901 Rhode Island Avenue in Brentwood Maryland. OMAi will collaborate with local visual artists, film makers and Video Jockeys (VJs) to realize this project.
OMAi, a digital artist collective from Vienna, Austria, created Tagtool, a free, downloadable app used to manipulate projected images in real time. Blending visual art, technology, and performance, OMAi uses Tagtool technology to create collaborative public art installations with artists, musicians and performers. The result is an experiment in improvisation, collaboration and audience participation.
OMAi's installations have been viewed nationally and globally, most recently in Singapore; Austin, Texas; Raleigh, North Carolina; and the ARS Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria.
A partial listing of Gateway Arts District creatives who will collaborate with OMAi includes Ronald Beverly, Margaret Boozer, Jay Coleman, Jodi Ferrier, Melissa Glasser, Tom Hill, Teo Melchishua, John Paradiso, Maria Saldana, Peter Sprung and Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center.
OMAi Mapping Stories is made possible by PGAHC, Maryland State Arts Council, Studio 3807, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and Gateway CDC.