How are street artists changing the way they interact with the urban canvas? (Tickets $10)
While street art is still widely created by spraying, pasting, stenciling, or stickering on public surfaces, it has also become a fertile ground for artists experimenting with more conceptual approaches, both high- and low-tech, for altering the urban canvas, sometimes permanently, sometimes momentarily. While New York-based Graffiti Research Lab takes a “geek graffiti” approach of creating open source technologies for the modern street artist, Leeds-based Paul Moose Curtis opts for more rudimentary methods, using a shoebrush and water to create wall art by selective erasure. Their discussion will examine the politics of reclaiming the streets; the urban artist’s evolving toolkit; the uneasy relationship between street art and commercial signage; and the value of impermanent, low-impact approaches to urban interventionism.
Added by MarkWallace on June 1, 2007