Sunday, March 12, 2006

multimedia graffiti

Here is a link to an art project. It uses a computer program to recreate tags and then projects them onto important buildings. It is such a strange re-appropriation or re-presentation. So hyperreal...


Blogger Barker said...

Why does graffiti need a camera to bear witness to its creation and existence? We saw this in 'conversation with a city' and now again we see it in this hyperreal graffiti. Is graffiti possible nowadays without already imagining a camera there to re-present it? Marshall McLuhan has argued that new media are always containers for old media. What is it about graffiti that makes people need to contain it within photographs and videos? Is not its force precisely that which CANNOT be captured by visual re-presentation?

3/12/2006 11:17 PM  
Blogger naomi said...

I know this isn't graffitti per se, but here's an example when street art has a cooler effect and wider reach when captured on camera and disseminated through new media.
Check out these incredible drawings:

julian beever 1
julian beever 2
julian beever 3

3/18/2006 2:41 PM  
Blogger Barker said...

These images are fantastic. Something about how they reintroduce puzzlement and mystery into the city street.

3/18/2006 9:48 PM  

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