The “Water Light Graffiti” is a surface made of thousands of LED illuminated by the contact of water:


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You can use a paintbrush, a water atomizer, your fingers or anything damp to sketch a brightness message or just to draw. Water Light Graffiti is a wall for ephemeral messages in the urban space without deterioration. A wall to communicate and share magically in the city.
More pictures and details on Digitalarti: bit.ly/O2v7aw

Water Light Graffiti is a project of Antonin Fourneau (atocorp.free.fr/)
Production Digitalarti (digitalarti.com)

Brandalism? Brandalism:

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Following on from the guerilla art traditions of the 20th Century and taking inspiration from the Dadaists, Situationists and Street Art movements, the Brandalism project will see the largest reclamation of outdoor advertising space in UK history as artists challenge the authority and legitimacy of the advertising industry. They are tired of being shouted at by adverts on every street corner so they decided to get together with some friends from around the world and start to take them back, one billboard at a time.

 

Painting Europe by SWEATSHOPPE:

New media art duo SWEATSHOPPE aka Blake Shaw and Bruno Levy are back from Europe with a new video that showcases their live interactive video wheatpaste in Berlin, Bristol, Belgrade, London and Paris. Over a two week period the duo pasted their videos in over 10 spots including the Berlin Wall, Les Invalides, Cordy House and even constructed a 5 meter telescopic electronic paint roller to create a two-story tall video painting in Bristol.


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Video painting is a technology the duo developed that allows them to create the illusion that they are painting videos onto walls with electronic paint rollers they built. It works through custom software that they wrote that tracks the position of the paint rollers and projects video wherever they choose to paint, allowing them to explore the relationship between video, mark making and architecture and create live video collages in real time.

more:

sweatshoppe.org
brunolevy.com
blakeindustries.com

Shepard Fairey visited Paris last week and took the opportunity to make a gigantic mural in the 13th district:


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Shepard Fairey, le papa du géant Obey, était à Paris la semaine dernière à l’occasion de sa collab’ avec Levi’s pour l’ouverture de leur nouveau shop sur les Champs Elysées. Il en a profité pour faire un détour dans le 13ème arrondissement afin d’y poser une gigantesque peinture murale dans ce style si distinctif d’Obey, et toujours dans les tons rouge/blanc/noir. Vous pouvez voir le résultat en photos ci dessous, et un timelapse de la création de l’oeuvre avec la vidéo au dessus.

…whatever THAT means…

Street Artist Banksy Has Been Busy

UK street artist Banksy has updated his website—adding new works he’s been busy with, as well as confirming the suspicions that the ‘Child Labor in UK’ and ‘Origami Stork’ graffiti pieces were done by him:

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One of his new pieces include Bush, found in Canonbury, London—where he ‘enhanced’ a bush on a wall, to suggest a ‘bush’ of a different kind:

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See more of his new works at Design TAXI.

Banksy’s famous Parachuting Rat has been destroyed

Banksy’s famous Parachuting Rat, located on a wall in the Melbourne, Australia suburb of Prahran, has been destroyed by builders doing drilling work for a café.

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Local business owners were upset by the needless demolition of the piece by workers who apparently didn’t realize what they were destroying. The wall did contain other graffiti, but area taggers had avoided painting over the Banksy.

“Had it been 20cm higher or 20cm to the side this would never have happened,” neighboring business owner Jacqui Vidal told the Stonnington Leader, “This should have been avoided. It’s not a big piece, but it is one of the few remaining Banksys in Melbourne.”

The Rat was destroyed once before by cleaners who painted over it during a 2010 anti-graffiti campaign, but was later restored.

Removing Moss as Art: Reverse Graffiti Goes Subtractive

Most street artists add to the urban environment to make a statement. But Stefaan de Croock takes away instead: he uses a pressure washer to carve graffiti into the natural dirt and growth that cover our cityscapes, and the results are quite amazing.

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Moss has a tendency to grow rapidly on concrete walls, especially when they’re regularly damp. That’s something de Croock—AKA Strook—takes advantage of. The series of images shows off his signature “subtractive graffiti”, cut into a wall of moss outside the STUK art center in Leuven, Belgium.

I’ve not often seen an artwork describe the materials used simply as “water”. Sadly, the moss grows back quickly so within a few weeks of creating such pieces they’re difficult to see. Not to worry: they’re preserved in some detail over on de Croock’s website. [Stefaan de Croock via Web Urbanist]