Where rubber meets the road… and the paint.

May 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm 1 comment

via Abitare (May 4, 2010):

“Last week a group of cyclists dumped 13 gallons of paint on the road at Berlin’s busy Rosenthaler Platz, creating a series of colourful lines as cars drove through… The whole action took only a few seconds: bikers had poured paint from big boxes in front of cars that waited for green lights. So the cars and their wheels, if the driver wanted it or not, became the brush tool for this guerilla public art piece. The creators of the project posted signs on post nearby explaining that the paint wasn’t harmful and would simply wash off with water.”

Fantastic idea. And beautiful! See the original article for more images and a video of this “art attack.” As a side note, I couldn’t help but instantly think of Robert Rauschenberg and John Cage’s (in)famous “Automobile Tire Print.”

May 15’s daily design idea is in the heated debate about the role of cars in contemporary cities, I suggest repurposing them as art tools (in addition to walking more if you have the opportunity).

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