The subconscious art of graffiti removal

16mm/Digital video – 16 minutes – 2001

“Emerging from the human psyche and showing characteristics of abstract expressionism, minimalism and Russian constructivism, graffiti removal has secured its place in the history of modern art while being created by artists who are unconscious of their artistic achievements.”

“It is no coincidence that funding for “anti-graffiti” campaigns often outweighs funding for the arts. Graffiti removal has subverted the common obstacles blocking creative expression and become one of the more intriguing and important art movements of our time. Emerging from the human psyche and showing characteristics of abstract expressionism, minimalism and Russian constructivism, graffiti removal has secured its place in the history of modern art while being created by artists who are unconscious of their artistic achievements.”

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Narrator: Miranda July
Bicyclist: Tasha Christensen
Cinematography, editing, and sound design: Matt McCormick
Computer animation: Topher Sinkinson
Original ideas: Avalon Kalin
Written and directed: Matt McCormick 

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  1. Bo Kalvslund Svar

    Ha ha – det er da humor…

    Af billedsekvenserne kan man også se at selv et Mærsk containerskib også repræsenterer en vis form for arkitektonisk/abstrakt værdi set i nærbillede..

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