Brighton Street Blitz - 1/31 may 09

Brighton Street Blitz - 1/31 may 09

Postby eko » April 17th, 2009, 9:31 am


Calling all artists!
Bored of the Brighton festival?
Tired of elitist art galleries selling overpriced crap?
Sick of the powers that be gentrifying the colour and character out of Brighton?


Lets turn Brighton into an open air art gallery.

The corporate image factory spends a huge amount of money on billboards, posters, flyers or ‘guerrilla’ marketing campaigns masquerading as street art. They fill your lives with an unrelenting barrage of preposterous ideals, numb values and false icons. No one asks for your permission before they push these images in your face so neither should we seek consent in order to leave our own mark on the city.

We propose a 4 week blitz of street art in Brighton between 1-31 May 2009, timed nicely to coincide with the increasingly elitist and frankly dull Brighton 'festival' . Whether you make murals, stencils, stickers, posters, sculptures, street projections, sign modification/removal/additions, billboard subverting/defacing/destruction etc; whether creative or destructive; whether to convey a message, brighten up a dull spot, rewire some corporate brainwashing tactics; whether to leave your mark, remove a stain, express yourself or simply to show your disgust – it’s all valid and all adds to The Blitz!

During the proposed 4 weeks we want you to use Brighton as an open gallery. There will be a map of the city primed and ready for Blitzers to post their activities, no matter how big or small, onto a map overlay. Install your art or anything which changes the perspective on our city then get online and post it onto the empty map on the Street Blitz website. You can add a description and any photos of your work. There will also be room for comments on each placemark which can also be used to tell us if the artwork is still there or if the miserly bureaucrats got there first.

Leave your mark!
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