performative stop-motion based participatory spatial interventions


What is insitu ani·motion?

insitu ani·motion is a VJ-ing tool-based method for creating collective video interventions in public and other spaces

insituani·motion is a method for creating performative participatory interventions in public space by collective videomaking. Based on a closed circuit video installation, insitu ani·motion allows simoultanous making and screening of a collectively created stop motion animation film. This method transforms how both medium and space of its implementation are used.

Why insitu ani·motion?

Insitu ani·motion is an attempt to create a sharable tool that allows participants to playfully and creatively intervene in socio-public space. We understand space as an outcome of social process. Space is not a container. . It is created by people interacting with one another.

In our daily lifes we tend to follow routines and are not aware of potentials for using space in an unprescribed way. Insitu ani·motion creates a playful irritation invitating people to share a moment, randomly encounter and co-create space through novel experience. They do so by means of artistic expression and participation, results of which through technical setup become visible in space.

What can you use insitu ani·motion for?

Some concrete use cases can be:

  • Cultural Festivals / Clubbings / etc.
  • City-/Regional-/District- Planning
  • Team / Group Building
  • Participation Projects / Decision-Making
  • Neighborhood / Community Work
  • Education / Youth Work
  • Queer thinking
  • Who is insitu ani·motion made for?

    No limitations! Designed as a DIY tool, insitu ani·motion method can be used by an open community of creators, artists and activists for a variety of purposes.


    What do I need to make it work?

    Goal is to make insitu ani·motion as accessible as possible. Therefore it has to be affordable, easy-to-understand and mobile. This is why the first version is based on a raspberry pi system (Linux OS). Still, youre going to spend some money.
    1. Computer

    Raspberyy Pi. This is a low cost mobile computer device (appr. 30 €) for hosting a Linux OS.

    2. Web Camera

    In case of a raspberry pi you want to go with a pi-cam (appx. 20 €)

    3. Sreening device

    A beamer as projetor is highly recommended. It makes outcomes of artistic process visible . For mobile flexibiliy one which can be run by an akku is of big advantage.

    4. Software

    This you get for free! insitu ani·motion software is a JavaScript and PHP-based script running on a local server. In the download section we provide it either as Linus OS image where the server and script are already installed, or as package to install on your own.

    Wanna make it yourself? Download the manual here!.

    Video Wall

    Check out how it works!

    Discover the outcomes of insitu ani·motion interventions. You are welcome to send your activit and share your outcomes here.