Tons of documentation is coming in from last month’s incredible New York Street Advertising Takeover, where hoards of artists and every day people came together to reclaim the streets by covering over 120 of New York’s illegal billboards with art. The project was organized by the Public Ad Campaign. Check out these three videos from the project:
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Filmmakers in Dusseldorf Germany used a camera and a projector to draw attention to the “invisible” nature of the town’s homeless population.
This is a couple of months old, but we just stumbled upon Stephen Taberner’s “Buy More Stuff” choir. Right before Christmas a mob of people turned up at shopping malls to encourage the people of Melbourne, Australia to “buy more stuff.” Reverend Billy would be proud.
French artists Helen Evans and Heiki Hansen (AKA HeHe) used a high power laser to draw attention to the coal burning power plant in Helsinki. The clouds of smoke were illuminated every night for a week.
A group of Iraq war veterans do a little bit of culture jamming at a gas station late one night. Created by Iraq Veterans Against the War.
The amount of media coverage the Fake New York Times stunt received was staggering. It spread to news outlets all over the globe like wildfire. The chief organizers of the event, Andy Bichlbaum from The Yes Men and Steve Lambert from the Anti-Advertising Agency appeared on CNN the day after the storm to discuss the project.
Remember that top secret “power shifting exercise” we tipped you off to last week? It’s happening right now in NY as seen in the video above.
The site is running super slow right now thanks to tons of traffic, but you can see it here: online version of the fake paper.
We’ve been tipped off to a top secret event happening on the streets on New York next week. The organizers (who include the Yes Men, the Anti-Advertising Agency, and others) aren’t giving much away, but if you’re praying for an Obama win today then this will be up your alley (no matter who wins.)