By Alena Shurauka
“Designated Area” is an interactive installation that takes graffiti art to a more community friendly level. With the help of technology the participant is given an opportunity to digitally draw their own images and also comment on excisting pieces. I wanted to create an installation that would make public space truly public and would give a chance for self-expression.
Alena Shurauka grew up in Minsk, Belarus, where she attended Belarusian State University. She moved to the U.S. as an exchange student in 2003. Before coming to New York Alena lived in Miami, Fl. She is now finishing here degree in Media Studies in Hunter College. Her interests include interactive media art, technology, industrial design, typography, German Language and Literature, and traveling.