London Artist Stanza Launches The Binary Graffiti Club
London Artist Stanza has opened the Frequency Festival of Digital Culture hosted in the city of Lincoln, with his participatory artwork The Binary Graffiti Club. On 18th October 2013 hooded youths in specially designed hoodies took to the streets of Lincoln. Moving around the city in groups The Binary Graffiti Club encoded the city with messages in binary code. The walls, pavements, and empty spaces were covered in over 101 unique and different artworks. An extension of the “flaneur” who wanders without aim The BGC create new sense of urgency and agency as the city is reclaimed for cultural change.
The Binary Graffiti Club provides a platform to celebrate the pioneering spirit of digital innovation and culture through creative collision and socially engaged artistic practise. The Binary Graffiti Club inspires young people to see the city as canvas to create change. The artwork created represents the hopes and aspirations of young people set in various contexts.
The people have sense of agency-people who can oppose systems-free and uninhibited- they are protective - live in a melting pot of mixed social composition- strong independent minds - prepared to challenge. The participants are engaged in this spirit of challenge, independence, and global connectivity and leverage this into a future vision.
A selection of artwork represents subliminal messages to reclaim the city and public space as a shared environment which places our youth at the focus of future development.
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