location: Milan, Italy
Jerm IX’s confession column (extract) + Andrew01’s portraits of Jerm IX & his wife
Jerm IX’s cascading confession column
“…and here’s to finally screaming what you’ve never even whispered.”
I’ve featured Jerm IX’s ‘Statements’ series before, where words of wisdom, poetry or sentiments are placed around Vancouver. I’ve also featured Andrew01’s ‘Portraits’ series, which puts community members’ portraits in context on the streets.
Recently Jerm IX & Andrew01 collaborated on a really powerful piece: a combination of Jerm IX’s ‘cascading confession column’ (the second image is the full piece) with Andrew01’s portraits of Jerm IX and his wife – bringing a face to the confession, and taking both to the community.
Jerm IX says:
“Creating and putting up the ‘cascading confession’ changed my life.
…and that is what street art, and all art should be about. being honest with ourselves.”
location: Vancouver, Canada
french artist Zilda’s wonderful project, ‘Io sono una forza del passato’ (‘I am a force of the past’), places figures from classic Roman cinema of the ’50s & ’60s in rome. as movie characters they are part of romans’ collective history; through Zilda’s work they are brought into modern life.
the characters are all hand-painted, and then located carefully (“it is essential to know the social and architectural stratification of a city, to get familiar with its streets, its quarters and to view that urban setting as a constraint that stimulates the staging of my ideas. “Spotting the city” amounts to approaching it like an open-air museum where each wall constitutes a hypothetic painting, a backdrop already developing its own aesthetics and organization of colors and materials.“).
Zilda then takes photos of each piece, using the photos as a ‘fixer’, “immortalizing a set of works doomed to disappear, while they still make sense.”
location: rome, italy
thanks to Jessica at romephotoblog for turning me onto Zilda
jana and js, part of the WCA collective, create wonderful figures who are often taking photos of the observer – street art photography of street art photography
artists: jana und js
location: paris & madrid