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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Death and Taxes

Grottaglie, Italy

The image above was another street installation from last year's Fame Festival in Italy. This one had a miniature speaker and mp3 player hidden inside the cigarette box, playing sounds of coughing. We moved in to a busier area where Angelo (founder of Fame Festival) and I filmed reactions to the installation as people passed by. We would have liked to have shot more, but it was right before a big festival at the church (right behind where we placed the installation) and they kept ringing the church bells. And then the brass band started up. I think that is why every parent tries to shoo their child away - "Come on, get to church!"




20 Comments:

Blogger Tony said...

Tat one is excellent. Love watching peoples reactions as the coughing caught their attention.

23 September 2010 13:52  
Anonymous Martin said...

Looking forward to the new book!!

23 September 2010 14:47  
Blogger My Realitty said...

Love your work and Banksy's! I heard of the idea of leaving embroidered grafitti on busses, waitingrooms etc. C

23 September 2010 23:26  
Anonymous still_ill said...

I used to love your work, but now I'm pretty disappointed. You're too much political correct, my friend, and IT'S a problem.
Ok, it's your right to support the point of view of the insurance companies or the point of vision of the medical (and maybe -after some time- racial?) cleansed citizens, of the contemporary STATES.
But I strongly believe that this ritht is the right to stand on the opposite side of the freedom.
Chose sides, my friend, and don't be such a deceivable artist...

24 September 2010 04:12  
Anonymous caterpiller filter said...

very good .i love it

24 September 2010 14:26  
Blogger Toemailer said...

Fantastic!!

25 September 2010 19:02  
Anonymous Dissertation help said...

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29 September 2010 07:41  
Blogger Sheri said...

Super great blog is right.Can't wait to read your new book!!

1 October 2010 21:40  
Blogger tunawonder said...

I think this is amazing
first time i've been exposed to micro street art like this.
I think the biggest impression made to me in all of the six display units showcased in your post is "Death and Taxes" - and that's because of the video you made there. The magnitude of physical volume and percentage occupation in field of vision is in a completely separate order, and yet the impression has been made. And I think that's to credit the vividness of your art there

2 October 2010 18:01  
Blogger Petra said...

this is brilliant. I just found your blog by accident. makes for a good start into the week. thanks for sharing.


http://dont-be-so-graphic.blogspot.com/

4 October 2010 12:43  
Anonymous Overwatch said...

Very cool Idea, nice reactions. I started a Blog with Tiny People too but in German, would be nice to leave a comment.

http://www.weltderpuh.blogspot.com/

5 October 2010 10:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if the coughing sound kept people from looking closer. Did they think it might be catching?

Nice work.

6 October 2011 16:07  
Anonymous Fuji said...

Very nice)) Super!!!

9 October 2011 15:21  
Anonymous big news articles said...

very funny and nice

15 October 2011 07:11  
Anonymous Mr. Smith said...

Just the idea of trying something like this in the south of Italy is just brilliant!! (it wouldn't have been much different in the north...).

15 October 2011 11:39  
Blogger ails said...

I enjoyed watching your short film. :) Children really stopped to check out your work. Adults were not that curious anymore. Or maybe Anonymous was right. maybe adults were afraid to catch the cough. :)

16 November 2011 00:48  
Blogger Samantha said...

I just stumbled across this blog and am thoroughly in love! This is so creative and amusing. Thank you.

14 December 2011 21:17  
Blogger Prabhu Pant said...

excellent work

20 March 2012 06:45  
Anonymous yazacak yer arıyorum said...

very nice pics :)

5 April 2012 16:12  
Anonymous School Of Net said...

Just the notion of striving something such as this inside the south associated with Italia is definitely excellent!! (it wouldn't happen to be much different in the north...).

14 June 2012 10:35  

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