silverback gorilla (jcruelty) wrote,
silverback gorilla
jcruelty

Ideas


  • Baby toy trading cards (would these have stats? what stats?)

  • Izzy Domesday Book (detailed recounting of all worldly possessions)

  • Put up something in the big ugly empty fenced off concrete lots all around Pot Hill (mannequin? yellow brick road? tape recording of someone saying something? would have to sneak in. how big threat from law, what would the penalty be?)

  • Sidewalk stencils in da hood- similar to above, what's the risk & potential penalty? what would the stencil be? pop culture? agit-prop? nonsense?

  • Stage a play or demonstration in the UCSF mission bay 'green theatre' space that nobody ever seems to use

  • Star map of my room (based on all the light pollution from ipod charger light, clock light, macbook light, etc) - but the picture is boring, not like milky way at all

  • Make a book-stand - to prop up paperback and hold page in place during lunch

  • Make blocks for Izzy - foam blocks on amazon are like $2000!!

  • Contract out the work of billboard liberation, Space Invader tile put uppin, etc (who will do this and what is the cost? I bet I could raise enough money to pay someone to tweak all the stupid ugly mobile phone billboards on 16th)



Despite what they say graffiti is not the lowest form of art. Although you might have to creep about at night and lie to your mum it’s actually one of the more honest forms available. There is no elitism or hype. It exhibits on the best walls a town has to offer and nobody is put off by the price of admission.

A wall has always been the best place to publish your work.

The people who run our cities don’t understand graffiti because they think nothing has the right to exist unless it makes a profit, which makes their opinion worthless.

They says graffiti frightens people and is symbolic of the decline in society, but graffiti is only dangerous in the mind of three types of people: politicians, advertising executives and graffiti writers.

The people who truly deface our neighbourhoods are the companies that scrawl giant slogans across buildings and buses trying to make us feel inadequate unless we buy their stuff. They expect to be able to shout their message in your face from every available surface but you’re never allowed to answer back. Well they started the fight and the wall is the weapon of choice to hit them back…


--Banksy, 2005
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