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SpY: “Cameras”

Neue Arbeit von SpY in Madrid: “Installation of 150 fake security cameras on building facade with the intention of not watching over anything.” Via: Mail

Update: SpY

“Grow”, Besançon, 2013

“Funeral”, Besançon, 2013

“Ellos”, Zaragoza, 2013: “They think you are stupid”

“Piramid”, Vitoria, 2013

“Water”, Madrid, 2011

“Bricks”, Madrid, 2008

Der spanische Künstler SpY hat ne neue Webseite – und zahlreiche neue Arbeiten realisiert… Via: Mail

Luzinterruptus: “Mutant weeds”

Neue Aktion von Luzinterruptus: “Of all the environmental pollution that can be found in the city of Madrid, the most evident is light pollution, so much so that in our sky we can never see the Milky Way and hardly any stars. This overillumination is evident to the naked eye at a distance of more than 200 kms and produces a glow that can be seen with a medium-size telescope for more than 700 kms. It is therefore very surprising, that at a time when the European Union is so careful with issues of environmental pollution, the Dept. of the Environment of the City Council of Madrid rules for illuminated signs, adopted a couple of years ago, changed the rules for pharmacy signs, to allow them to be replaced with much more powerful ones. So much light emanates from the new crosses that the environment that surrounds each pharmacy, is permanently tinted a deep, vibrant and unnatural green color. Objectively speaking, one could say that the majority of the urban green spaces in our city, are more the result of erroneous illuminated sign rules than the commitment of our institutions to provide the city with places where you can be in contact with nature. In addition to the obvious color change of the streets, the neighbors who live in the vicinity of 24 hour pharmacies, have watched impotently as every night their rooms become disturbing green places, in which life and the perception of what happens in them is altered, without being able to do anything to avoid it. Without wanting to play down such a serious subject, but trying to approach it with a sense of humor, which never hurts, we carried out our installation Mutant weeds in which we recreated a not-too-distant future, in which a new and hardy species of photosensitive plant, grows in the asphalt around the pharmacies, nourished by the photosynthesis of its powerful “low” light.” Via: Mail

Watchlist: Stook

“This intervention was done on 03/03/2012. In the main street from Madrid Gran Vía. Next to the Puerta del Sol, where the so called “Spanish Revolution” started on March 15th last year”, schreibt Stook an Wooster.

Luzinterruptus: “Drinking water running through the streets”

Luzinterruptus und ihre neue Intervention: “Drinking water running through the streets”. “In Madrid, in less than 30 years, more than 50% of the public fountains in service have been lost, which now are seen to be dismantled, broken, without a tap to drink from or simply dry. To criticize the indifference of the administration in regards to a necessary public service, we carried out our action. We have spent more than 4 months collecting the glass containers of the multiple vitamin supplement Infatrini, prescribed for little Alicia, who is now 1 year old, and whose father Fernando has been saving them for us with all the patience in the world. In total they have donated more than 200 vials to us that we have thoroughly cleaned and used to create our individual and luminous streams of water. On a cold night at the end of January, we went out into the street and took control of 4 unused public fountains in the city center, bringing them back to life for a few hours. We wanted to say that water is necessary for life and that the fountains that are used for drinking and refreshing ourselves seem much more necessary and beautiful to us than those which are merely ornamental, which the citizens cannot normally get close if not for some football event of “national interest”.” Via: Mail

Watchlist: Neko & Rosh / UPDATE 23.7.11

Update 23.7.11: ROSH & NEKO: “Black Hearts”:

Citylightkunst statt Citylightplakate: Schöne Neonröhren-Adbustings von Neko in Madrid. Via

Update: Nuria Mora

Neue Arbeiten von Nuria Mora: “Hi! I came back recently from New York City and wanted to share with you what i painted on a rooftop by the East River. You can see the images of the process here. This was possible thanks to NEKO (photos) and Jordan Seiler (support, paint, shelter). Also you can watch my latest takeover downtown Madrid, at Preciados street cliking here.” Via: Mail

Madrid Street Advertising Takeover


Ron English

Sean Martindale




Quel Beast

Dos Jotas: “I participate, You participate, He participates, We participate. They benefit.”

Bronco: “The light at the end of the tunnel was a firefly. We became friends and it tought me to shine.”


WOW – was für ein Projekt: Madrid Street Advertising Takeover! Letzten Mittwoch, 30. März 2011, wurden in Madrid 106 City-Light-Poster entfernt – und durch die Botschaften von Künstlern ersetzt. Und mitgemacht hat so ziemlich das komplette ABC der Szene – Bronco, El Tono, Luzinterruptus, Ron English, Various & Gould, Space Hijackers, TrustoCorp, Specter, Swoon etc. Insgesamt 4 Teams à 4 Personen waren im Einsatz – und innerhalb einer Stunde war die gesamte Werbung in der Stadt verschwunden. DANKE für diese fantastische Aktion – und das ist wirklich eine Spende wert!

“MaSAT (Madrid Street Advertising Takeover) is the second international SAT project, and the third in a continuing series of civil disobedience projects aimed at reclaiming space for public dialogue in a commercially saturated environment. The action took place on 03-30-11 and resulted in 106 bus shelter advertising removals. MaSAT began after PublicAdCampaign was contacted by NEKO and A. De Pedro who requested that we come to their city for a large action. In the last two projects, artists and individuals were asked to create or submit artworks which would be used to replace outdoor advertising. This is done through an open call which allows anyone to participate in the event because we feel all of our voices should be represented on the streets. When I told the Madrid team that an open call could result in hundreds of submissions they made it clear that 100 should be the maximum as anything larger would be too risky. This required us to curate 100 individuals for the project, something I was not entirely comfortable with. That said, these projects are entirely collaborative and it is important to trust those who you work with. Not quite understanding how I would go about curating a public project like this, we began to bounce ideas back and forth about a way to create a democratic project while at the same time curating the submissions.

NEKO proposed that instead of artwork submissions we ask only for text. In this way the project would step outside of the artistic arena and become public in an entirely different way than we had conceived of before. I was ecstatic about this idea and together we created a list of artists, sociologists, teachers, lawyers, gallerists, bloggers, and other individuals who think deeply about what it means to have an open public environment. Each individual was asked to submit text via email. This text could be in any language and of any length but could not include the individuals name, logo, or website. I was overwhelmed by the nature of peoples submissions which included heartfelt sentiments, critical public space theories, short stories, and unique text design work. In this way the streets of Madrid were covered with public works made to create conversations and dialogues without promotion and as a gift to the city.

Once we had decided on the format for submissions, planning of the action began. Both NEKO and A. De Pedro had worked in bus shelters before and so suggested we use these venues for our takeover. 4 keys were procured so that 4 teams could work in unison. A call was made to the Madrid community for on the ground installation support and photographic documentation. Within days we had teams in place and our participants submitting work. I arrived in Madrid on the 24th and we set to the task of printing posters, mapping locations, and organizing the action. It took a little under a week to get everything in place and everyone was itching to hit the streets.

April 30th we set out at 5:30am in 4 teams, each consisting of a trolley filled with posters, 3 installers, and one photographer. The action took less than an hour and I sit writing this only hours after we finished. As it looks now, Cemusa has discovered that they have been targeted and we have been watching workers check and count the takeover locations. While I would expect them to remove our work immediately, they have not. This is either because they do not have commercial content to fill these spaces, or like in Toronto, they are documenting the damage. If this is the case we are hoping that these public works will stay up for a few days while they figure out how to remedy the situation. Until then, from all of those involved in MaSAT, we hope Madrid enjoys a small bit of relaxation from the burden of commercial messaging and will enjoy the conversations and ideas created by our love for this city.” Via

Luzinterruptus: “One sees the sea between the cars”

Die neue Intervention von Luzinterruptus: “One sees the sea between the cars”. “We believe that the containers of rubble in the streets of Madrid are like stranded ships, waiting between the cars, for the rising tide that never comes, to take them back to the sea. Some of these containers, especially those which are in luxury neighborhoods, are covered by shiny tarpaulins of green and blue, which cover the unsightly rubbish inside them and when we see them we imagine that a piece of the deep, bright sea has crept into our dry, urban habitat. The night of February the 7th, we decided to stage this fantasy, adding paper boats with lights to our imaginary, miniature seas. The action was called “One sees the sea between the cars” and to carry it out we used 3 covered containers which we found in the neighborhood of Salamanca in Madrid, placing upon its “waters”, a tiny, harmless fleet, of illuminated paper boats.” Via: Mail, thx!

Watchlist: Ana Botella Crew

“Konzeptvandalismus” aus Spanien: Die Ana Botella Crew sprüht & klebt im Namen der Frau von Spaniens Ex-Regierungschef – einer erbitterten Graffiti-Feindin.

Who is Ana Botella Crew? We are a street art group. We do CONCEPTUAL VANDALISM, je, je… We started almost a year ago coping and stencil the signature of Ana Botella who is in charge of the Department of Enviroment in Madrid. She declare the war to graffiti, and we had an idea to answer…je, je, je… It´s a open project because we send the signature and the mask (The KIT for the International Conspiracy) to everyone who wanted to tag any wall. Also, we ask people to join us for special moments…We have crew in many cities in Spain and also in other countries….wich is amazing! Since the first action, we did 3 more. The last was to cellebrate her birthday, pasting-up posters with the faces of International Evil People, saying hello for her birthday. From Mel Gibson to Henry Kissinger. From Bush to Margartet Tatcher…
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