Posts Tagged 'graffiti'

Colourant

Colourant is a superbly fun idea that features a series of floating “sculptures” of colourful liquid thrown into the air by Jeremy Floto and Cassandra Warner of Floto+Warner.

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The images capture the imperceptible as the camera shutter blinks for 1/3500th of a second, a fraction that your eye would barely recognise it before it was over and just a mess on the ground.

a momentary graffiti of air and space

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Each of the shapes doesn’t quite look real, yet looks perfectly natural all at the same time.

Creating shapes of nature not experienced by the human eye, these short-lived anomalies are frozen for us to view at 3500th of a second. Transforming the non-discernible and ephemeral to the eternal.

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The beauty is in the technical aspects as much as it is in the colour and landscapes, “the essence of photography – immortalise the transitory”.  A poetic a description of an optical illusion as I’ve heard.

Pool Paint

What happens when you combine some talented skateboarders with some equally talented engineers with spare time on their hands?  D*Face‘s Pool Paint Attack.

Five riders creating sinusoidal waves in five colours, the ultimate twist on Spirograph, and an extremely unique way to decorate a pool!

Very cool.  More photos here.

Photos from Concrete Disciples.

Reverse Graffiti

For as long as there have been dirty vehicles, people have writing “clean me” on them, but visual artist Alexandre Orion has taken this concept to a new level with his much more creative (and time consuming!) take on ‘reverse graffiti’.  It’s like traditional graffiti, but with an eco twist.

Detergents, wire brushes and good ol’ fashion elbow grease replace the spray cans and stencils that we’re used to seeing from graffiti artists, cleaning away layers of dirt and pollution to reveal the city’s natural facade and material colouring.  Driven overseas where authorities are more relaxed on this issue, though still not entirely supportive of the acts, a tunnel in São Paulo has become the latest canvas to spring reverse graffiti into the fame spotlight.

The process itself is intriguing and fascinating, so if you can spare three minutes this video is well worth a watch.

“He is not vandalising the urban environment as he uses no paint and merely strips away layers of grime and pollution” and besides, there are claims that “no one owns the dirt”, which is actually a rather good point.

Even though he is actually making the city a cleaner place, authorities do seem to frown upon his acts and spend a lot of time and effort chasing down the reverse graffiti antics just to wash them away.

It is a shame that this remarkably creative work is being scrubbed away by the the authorities, but the silver lining, I guess, is that they are actually making the city a cleaner place, which can’t be a bad thing.

More images well worth checking out over here.

Robo Rainbow

This is simply a really lovely way to start the week.

Robo Rainbow is an “instrument of mass destruction” from mudlevel that, via an entirely necessary technical solution of motors and gears, aides simple acts of vandalism in a beautiful manner.

Enjoy.

Stop Motion Graffiti

I’m a big fan of stop motion, and of graffiti (not mindless “tagging”, the good kind!) so when I stumbled across this video it came as a real treat.

Hailing from Israel, “So Much” and “Unga” from the graffiti team “Broken Fingaz” strut their stuff with spray cans, a camera, and the odd cardboard box on fire. Nice.

Thanks to Fubiz for the original spot.


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