In celebration of the acclaimed British artist Banksy, Scribit, the world’s first write-and-erase robot, is mobilizing his masterpieces from the streets to interior spaces. From April 9th through May 15th, eight robotic illustrations will be displayed at the World of Banksy exhibition in Milan, Italy.
In addition, a full set of drawings will be made available on the Scribit app, carrying on the Banksy exhibition’s legacy at homes around the world. Scribit will perform live drawing sessions at the exhibition venue.
Eight of the artist’s most iconic pieces, including Girl with Balloon (2002), Rage, Flower Thrower (2005) as well as Follow Your Dreams (2010), will be traced by the robot in stylized strokes. The robotic illustrations open up new ways of viewing the pieces, and serve as impactful tokens to stimulate debates about important political and social ideas.
The World of Banksy is currently ongoing at the Centrale Station, Milan’s premium transportation and entertainment hub. With more than 130 works on display, visitors have the chance to embark on a multi-sensory journey across the oeuvre of the British artist, and discover the social commentaries he puts forward through a powerful visual language.
After the exhibition concludes, Scribit’s Banksy Collection will be distributed through its dedicated mobile app. Those who possess a Scribit robot can access digitized versions of the artist’s masterpieces and draw them in the private domain. A key message behind this initiative is to reiterate the common vision between Banksy and Scribit: to democratize art. The automated drawings effectively make his works visible from any corner of the world.
To learn more about Scribit or to download the app please visit: https://scribit.design/.
Showcasing its capabilities in engaging with large groups of audiences, Scribit has collaborated with cultural and lifestyle institutions from around the world. In 2019, it was featured at the MoMA Design Store in New York. During the Milan Design Week 2021, it reproduced the renowned archived automobile sketches at the Lamborghini Pavilion. It also participated in the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism in the same year, visualizing the user-generated maps of North Korea developed by MIT researcher Wonyoung So.