its a bit sad to say but often i forget about my LJ...
i have a little form of self publication here and i feel i should use it or delete it.
so i will try and breathe some life in to it with a chronology of thoughts before i give up & put it down for good ^..^
when you think of self publication and subversion you think GRAFFITI (& Punk, but i wont be going in to that right now)
a stolen hospital sign & paint (which was then spilt) from a drunken evening is not an attempt at freedom of speech or self publication but when i saw it in a kitchen it reminded me of "ZEVS" & his attempt at self advertising in Hong Kong that turned out a bit costly!
the French Graffiti artist was arrested & put in jail to await trail for defacing the side of a [ www.emporioarmani.com/ ] shop.
he painted the [ www.chanel.com/ ] Logo on the Armani wall to promote the opening of one of his shows the next day...
this proposed criticism & rejection of modern culture (& lets not forget publicity stunt to draw in the crowds) ended up costing him with the Chinese law enforcement, getting a suspended sentance & forced to clean the wall (& the shop owner suing for 3.4 million HK$!!!).
but the whole thing managed to bring awareness & debate to ZEVS work...
no publicity is bad publicity??!
but ZEVS says he wont be working in Hong Kong again!
the people renting the kitchen in the photo at the top were threatened by the landlord with criminal damage (the paint on the floor)
like ZEVS they had to clean it (alot of white spirit) & was in no way helpful to their reputation or work ... but i hear it was very funny at the time!
[ ~x ]