Looperfest is an international event devoted to graffiti and street culture. Asker participated in the dual role of graffiti writer and video mapping designer.
Graffiti is characterised by minimalism, formal synthesis and “fusion” within an architectural context. The volume of any lettering deconstructs the walls it hosts, sometimes creating “cracks”, sometimes floating above them. The work thus blends with the wall itself becoming one and playing rhythmically with tone-on-tone volumes and geometries. The design of sculptural lettering contrasts with the dynamism of red-coloured organic elements. Fulcrum and generator of the dynamism is the letter K, that is central to the work, which with its outlines cuts through the wall and connotes the composition of the work as solidly site-specific.
In addition to graffiti, Asker worked on a further area during the event with his team WOA Creative Company: interactive and generated real-time video mapping. For the first time, projection mapping with generated content in real time which can react to audio from the DJ present on site was tried out. The 3D visuals were modified and shaped in real time by Asker’s colleague VJ Edohard, and furthermore, the guests at the event were able to become protagonists of the projection by taking a photo with the hashtag #looperfest2019. The photos posted on Instagram were then automatically assembled by the software and integrated into the video mapping.
“The event hosts more than twenty professional writes from all over the world, who focus on the creation of extraordinary works, using the walls of the fascinating post-industrial space as a canvas. The 2019 LooperFest line-up: Abys (France), Arsek (Bulgaria), Art of Sool (Italy), Asker (Italy), Beps (Italy), Bonzai (UK), Dan Kitchener (UK), Entics (Italy), Erase (Bulgaria), Ericsone (Italy), Foskia (Italy), Gatto (Italy), Heliobray (Portugal), Mr Wany (Italy), Noyz Narcos (Italy), Omer (Italy), Raptuz (Italy), Satr (China), Scaf (France), Sef (Peru), Shine Royal (Italy), Smake (Italy), Weik (Italy), Willow (Italy).”