“VJ Suave” Project Interactive Public Art from Their Tricycles

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The world is like one giant movie screen for São Paulo-based artist duo Ceci Soloaga and Ygor Marotta, aka “VJ Suave”. The two have fused interactive technology with street art, using custom-fitted tricycles called “Suaveciclos” that carry speakers and projector equipment. VJ Suave describe their work as “digital graffiti”, created mainly with an application called Tagtool which allows them to edit and play their whimsical animations in real-time. Although they can project their art pretty much anywhere, from Brazil to places like Switzerland and Germany, careful thought goes into its venue. “We must always choose the right character for the right wall, building or moment,” Ygor says. VJ Suave’s true art however lies in the interactivity it creates. Powered by their trusty tricycles, they are able to illuminate more than walls and sidewalks with their characters, but also their viewers- and forming a relationship between people, especially children, and their urban spaces is what drives VJ Suave’s work the most. Their current project is lovingly titled “Digital Folklore”, a variety of playful audio-visual installations where magical forest and ocean creatures from unicorns to mermaids come to life.

Suaveciclo by Vj Suave from vjsuave on Vimeo.

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