Rita and I are launching a graffiti project called Listen to the Walls Talking. Anyone interested is warmly invited to join in. The project site, wiki and Flickr group have just come alive.
The idea behind the project is to collect and share graffiti. If other interested teachers, students, people spread across the cyberspace respond by posting graffiti photos and related info, this could turn into a nice project of the wall/s/talking in our schools, streets, towns, countries, world. Sketches, squiggles, doodles and other more sophisticated street art around us is the part of public spaces usually walked by, unnoticed by people.
Collecting graffiti from our walls, desks chairs and sharing them could provide us with a picturesque collection of expressions of wisdom/boredom/enthusiasm/dissatisfaction etc. from different places. This could perhaps be revealing in quite unexpected ways and could provide us with many interesting possibilities for further interpretations, explorations and manipulations.
This project is open to anyone interested, and will run for as long as there is interest. Anyone is invited to join in (individuals, teachers, classes, students...) and/or help spread the word.
There's not much to be seen yet, what is there is the result of the warm response of my friends (Rita, Kay, Vida and last but not least my Miha, who kindly created the site (said he needed an excuse for fooling around with some new toys... will need to give him more suggestions for excuses in the future ;-)).
Please have a look here and/or here, tell me what you think, and feel free to join in and help spread the word. The more, the merrier :-).
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Monday, March 09, 2009
Just spent a lovely half an hour in my backyard - watched my Tevž fight an imaginary battle on his pile of sand, reading and basking in the afternoon sun. When the last rays of sun hid behind the block facing ours, I noticed a young blackbird perched in the still dormant branches of my wild trumpet vine.... Kind of liked the view, had my phone at hand and took this photo.