20 December 2006

11 Spring Street - II

i walked over to 11 Spring Street today during my lunch break.
the people are gone, the hype is gone... and honestly, it looks like a big pile of vomit. there's rubbish all over the sidewalk, so many layers of paint have been thrown on the walls all images are indistinguishable, and it smells funny. okay, no smell. but crap all the same.

and the lesson i've learnt?
while street art might be driven by ideas of activism and subversion it is still validated by the response it elicits. maybe even more so than art that hangs in an art gallery. because street art is public and exposed, not mediated by curators, wall text, catalogues etc. and so when i saw 11 Spring Street today my gut reaction was 'ergh'. because it looks 'ergh', no more, no less. and there's nothing, no institutions, to sell it otherwise.

i love curators.

here is my tribute to the ephemeral nature of street art (and also my first ever youtube link):


don't watch it all, it's kind of boring...

done by Dot

7 comments:

Mars said...

kind of boring?

Mr. Mitch said...

At least Dot is posting Mars, be supportive...

Mars said...

WTF! i do 90% of the posting on this stoopid blog!

Dot said...

i reckon it's more like 60%.

kiki said...

dear dot,
your 6 word comment nearly had me in tears
are you seriously working over there>???

Dot said...

working... for free. i'm doing an internship at an art gallery. i like it (but there's zero chance this will lead to visa-sponsorship and paid employment, so i'll be home in six weeks as per the plan).

Mars said...

what so funny about her comment?