»The absence of water« series by Gigi Cifali: »Having been built in the late Victorian period, public lidos and baths were at the peak of their popularity in the 1930s. Gradually, living conditions and tastes have changed, resulting in a drop of attendances, leaving the public pools uneconomical to run. Many fell into decay and many were emolished. Symbols of civic and architectural pride in Victorian times, today only a handful of them remain as a representation of bygone era.
The legendary Berlin-based Sechsenmaler has successfully demonstrated how to leave marks on trash, discarded objects and materials. Now, a suitable successor was just found. The following pictures are part of the London’13 series made by Francisco de Pájaro aka Art is Trash. The artist turned London’s garbage piles into bizarre monsters
This Is It are a collective of illustrators, animators, artists and designers based in London. I am a bit late on this, but »Bad Things That Could Happen« is amazing and filled with so many good ideas – a film they made using giant props made out of cardboard about bad things that could happen. Their homepage is well worth a visit.
Die Frage nach dem Authentizitätsverlust im Graffiti stellt sich erst gar nicht, wenn der Brückenpfeiler gleich mit ausgestellt wird. Kristin Posehn hat’s versucht.
Replicant is an interpretation of graffiti-covered supporting columns from underneath the M25, a motorway that circles London. The work is constructed from high-resolution photographs mounted on plywood, which shows through at top and bottom.
Gut anwässern und nicht zu lange der Sonne aussetzen, nur dann, dann nämlich erreicht die Moos-Graffiti-Message auch ihre Empfänger. Im Gegensatz zu ihren Artgenossen aus der Dose gesünder, sinnlicher und ökologisch unbedenklich. Anna Garforth hat’s in Londons Clissold Park vorgemacht. Mehr als ein Zuchterfolg.
Moss Graffiti by Anna Garforth. Living, breathing moss graffiti. spreading verse and image around the city. An on going project experimenting with public space and street art, the moss acts as a healthy alternative to spray paints, eventually it will colonise and take over the wall.
© Anna Garforth