I love this project that I stumbled across recently.
It’s a real life painting of one of those fancy, light blurred, traffic photos. You know the type? Cityscape, lines of lights from where traffic has blurred past a camera with a long exposure. Like this one.
Well a group of guerilla artists in Berlin (IEPE & the anonymous crew) dropped 500L of brightly coloured, water-based paint in the middle of a busy intersection during rush hour. On bicycle, six intrepid artists dumped their bucketfuls of paint and quickly cycled off. The traffic then came and went through the intersection creating a great display, their wheels brushing the strokes on the tarmac.
Below is the finished result. Really impressive. Although, I don’t think such a stunt would go down well in Dublin. Personally, I could see a number of pointless arrests and claims for petty damage of property from the involved commuters with blue / purple tyres. What do you think?