Allbau GmbH - Essen | DE

An ensemble of glowing pixels illuminates the Allbau building in Essen, forming a vibrant mosaic wall on its façade. Showcased during the Essen Light Festival 2022, "m8saiK" is a participatory project involving 15 advanced art students from the Stoppenberg Episcopal High School. Shapes and colours interweave into a dynamic 8-bit pattern, taking the audience on a retro-futuristic ride.

The reference to 8-bit graphics evokes the nostalgic charm of retro video games and early digital art. However, besides tapping into the past, this unique installation propels the structure towards an exciting future. In the likeness of an arcade video game, enriched by a volumetric voxel, the pixelated screen flashes before the viewer's eyes; tradition and progress, past and present, converge, giving life to a cutting-edge aesthetic experience.

As a collective production designed by a diversified crowd, “m8saik” holds a special place in the realm of art and creativity, where shared and individual experiences shape the outcome. Dynamic and inclusive in its texture, this approach highlights the importance of connections between individuals and the community in forging the big picture.


Art Director - Animation | Luca Pulvirenti
Assistant Producer - Tutoring - Animation | Cristina Santangelo
Tutoring - Animation | Fabiola Spatola