As any long time fan of DidntYouHear knows, I’m a fan of time lapse videos, and especially ones that involve art. This compilation of the first week of The Graffiti Project is no different, and delivers the goods in a simply stunning manner. Makes me wish I was handy with the spray.
Some background info on The Graffiti Project:
The idea is simple and original: take the vibrant and often transient art form of Brazilian graffiti out of its predominantly urban context and apply it to the ancient and permanent walls of an historic rural castle in Scotland.
We are bringing together four of the world’s leading graffiti artists from Brazil to create a unique burst of colour, embracing the walls and turrets of the south side of Kelburn Castle and the castle grounds. On a traditional typecast building, this bold and striking artistic statement will hopefully receive positive media attention, whilst challenging the public’s understanding of both urban graffiti art and the British institution the building represents. It is a project that bridges between rural and urban realms and unites two proud and very different cultures.
The project will involve the artists and organizers living together in the Castle for approximately one month, documented by various forms of media. The artists will have time to share and explore new ideas, from both sides of the equator, culminating in a one-off, giant piece of collaborative art.
[Via: Wooster Collective]