Although promotion of the impending Street Blitz event has been scant we are hoping this last minute kick up the bum will serve to get you involved in something which we want to push to become a national and international phenomenon. If you have missed all mention of it thus far you can get the lowdown below. Please circulate to anyone you think will want to contribute and most importantly, get out there and do something yourself…………………………………………………….......................……..
STREET BLITZ London
1 – 15 July 2007
2 weeks of creative urban modification
Two weeks to use London as an open gallery. Install your art, modify something currently spoiling your view or do something which changes the perspective on our city. You then mark it onto the map on the Street Blitz website along with text and pictures.
The corporate image factory spends a huge amount of money on billboards, posters, flyers or ‘guerrilla’ marketing campaigns masquerading as street art. They fill your lives with an unrelenting barrage of preposterous ideals, numb values and false icons. No one asks for your permission before they push these images in your face so neither should we seek consent in order to leave our own mark on the city.
DEEDS NOT WORDS
We propose a 2 week blitz of street art in London between 1-15 July 2007. Whether you make murals, stencils, stickers, posters, sculptures, street projections, sign modification/removal/additions, billboard subverting/defacing/destruction etc; whether creative or destructive; whether to convey a message, brighten up a dull spot, rewire some corporate brainwashing tactics; whether to leave your mark, remove a stain, express yourself or simply to show your disgust – it’s all valid and all adds to The Blitz!
During the proposed two weeks we want you to use London as an open gallery. There is a map of the city primed and ready for Blitzers to post their activities, no matter how big or small, onto a map overlay. Install your art or anything which changes the perspective on our city then get online and post it onto the empty map on the Street Blitz website at www.streetblitz.org. You can add a description and any photos of your work. There will also be room for comments on each placemark which can also be used to tell us if the artwork is still there or if the miserly bureaucrats got there first.
Is ours. We wish to encourage Street Blitzes in other cities around the world. We can set up sub-domains, email accounts and maps for these events - you just need to set the dates and promote it locally. The idea is that most people work best to deadlines and it also creates an intense burst of activity which is more readily perceivable and which turns the city into a temporary gallery space.
THIS IS YOUR CITY
Leave your mark!
This is an automated system without any humans in control.
If you want to stage a Street Blitz in your town you can email firstname.lastname@example.org