Waterlight Graffiti

This free public art event was on in Auckland’s Aotea Square during August.

Created by French artist Antonin Fourneau, it was a new spin on the concept of street art which, in many instances, is designed to beautify cityscapes temporarily.

Instead of city walls, the canvas in this version of street art is a giant LED screen which reacts when moisture touches the surface.

The effect is temporal, with the patterns and designs only lasting until the water evaporates, creating an ethereal and constantly moving image.

A beautiful, world-class art installation brought to New Zealand with funding support from AUT’s Colab, the Embassy of France and the France New Zealand Friendship Fund.

The artist was in New Zealand to speak about his ground breaking work at the Semi:Permanent conference held in Auckland earlier in the month. Very inspiring!