Sunday, September 23, 2012

STREET GHOSTS by Paolo Cirio

In the hippest areas for Street Art in NYC, London and Berlin, life-sized pictures of people found on Google’s Street View were printed and posted without authorization at the same spot where they were taken.

The posters are printed in color on thin paper, cut along the outline, and then affixed with wheatpaste on the walls of public buildings at the precise spot on the wall where they appear in Google’s Street View image.

Street Ghosts has been a rigorous hunt for the most visible people on spooky buildings with walls available for art interventions. In the last 15 days more than 30 posters were posted on the walls of NYC, London and Berlin. The physical evidence of the ghosts’ appearance may vanish quickly, but its documentation will remain forever.

Keep your eyes open! Street Ghosts hasn’t ended, and it may appear soon in your city - maybe with your ghost!

Street Ghosts reveals the aesthetic, biopolitical, tactical and legal issues, which can be explored through the artist’s statement and theoretical considerations:

Paolo Cirio during the current and next months has exhbitions at:
ArtFutura 2012, exhibition at Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
TEA - Collective Wisdom at National Fine arts Museum in Taichung - Taiwan
7th Seoul International Media Art Biennale, exhibition, Seoul - Korea
New Technological Art Award, exhibition, Bruxelles - Belgium
Out of Control exhibition at Ars Electronica Center, Linz - Austria
And he is currently fellow at Eyebeam Art and Technology center in New York City.
Please keep in touch other two explosive projects will be out very soon!

Paolo Cirio - Media Artist

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