Wednesday, May 27, 2009

What is Masterpiece 2.0?

Masterpiece 2.0 is a social media art project by Dutch artists/designers Baschz and Selfcontrolfreak. What makes it 2.0? It's a single canvas being repeatedly painted over a six week period that is directly influenced by the viewers via the web and social media. Viewers are encouraged to interact, suggest subjects to be added to the painting or even have a cameo in the animated painting (for a small fee.)

In addition to the actual Masterpiece 2.0, Baschz and Selfcontrolfreak have been documenting the experience daily through the site with making on images and daily time lapse videos on YouTube. And the animation, eventhough it is essential a work in progress is great, when you take the creative process into account it brings it to a whole other level. Very cool, I suggest heading over to Masterpiece 2.0 to check it out right away.

Masterpiece 2.0, a social media art project by Baschz and Selfcontrolfreak.

How in the world did I stumble onto this? Wooster Collective.