“A Line Describing the Sun features a new two-channel video and sculpture created in the Mojave Desert earlier this year. Begun at the Center for Land Use Interpretation’s artist-in-residence program in Wendover, Utah, Lamson finished the project in a dry lakebed west of Barstow, California. The video and sculpture are both a record of two day-long performances in which the artist follows the sun with a large Fresnel lens mounted on a rolling apparatus. The lens focuses the sun into a 1,600-degree point of light that melts the dry mud, transforming it into a black glassy substance.”
Artist Specter has brazenly re-crafted the work of other street artists, including high profile names like Swoon, Faile, Skewville, and Shepard Fairey.
“Another Street Artist was saying that people were angry with him for spot-jocking and I said that’s what these pieces are about: the ridiculousness of these kinds of ideas. It all harkens back to these ‘rules’ of this anarchistic form of art. Street Art can be this unauthorized kind of art form and people are like, ‘Oh you shouldn’t come within 12 feet of me’. This project talks about that too and it’s supposed to bring up this dialogue. I really think that these issues need to be discussed because people take it very seriously”
"The unusual ‘Poetry Rain’ project was launched in 2001 by the group with the aim to make poetry more accessible to the public and to protest acts of war. Since its launch, Casagrande has ‘bombed’ Santiago de Chile (2001), Dubrovnik (2002), Guernica (2004) and Warsaw (2009) — all cities that have suffered aerial strikes in the past.
The Guardian writes: “Organisers say that just as wartime bombings were intended to ‘break the morale’ of the inhabitants of a city, so the poetry bombing ‘builds’ a new city by giving new meaning to events of her tragic past and therefore presenting the city in a whole new original way.”
Eighty German and Chilean poets contributed to the Berlin event including: Ann Cotten, Karin Fellner, Nora Gomringer, Andrea Heuser, Orsolya Kalász, Björn Kuhligk, Marion Poschmann, Arne Rautenberg, Monika Rinck, Hendrik Rost, Ulrike Almut Sandig, Tom Schulz, Thien Tran, Anja Utler, Jan Wagner, Ron Winkler and Uljana Wolf, whose poems can be found at lyrikline.org."
"Meters were put up by the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and 100% of the funds collected go to Baltimore Homeless Services. When a coin is put in the meter the arrow swings from the word "despair" to the word "hope" for a few moments."
[Another Limited Rebellion]