• Typeface

    Digital Art Live is please to present the interactive exhibition Typeface by the artist Vaimaila Urale and the developer Johann Nortje. Typeface merges the concept of ASCII art* with interactive technology and contemporary Polynesian mark making. Vaimaila Urale takes her inspiration from traditional Samoan art forms of Tatau (tattoo) and Tapa (bark cloth) and has created a unique set of digital patterns using basic keyboard characters, motifs and symbols such as > / <.


    Working in collaboration with digital media artist Johann Nortje, Urale designed a work where the viewer’s physical movements activate unique layers of patterning. People’s reflections in front of the Digital Art Live screen become embedded with Urale’s vibrant Pacific influenced patterns.


    7 February – 21 March


    Artist Vaimaila Urale in conjuction with Johann Nortje.


    Digital Art Live-Interactive Space, Level 2, Aotea Centre, Auckland.

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