Samstag, 8. Dezember 2012
Love and Security - Video
Love and Security is a great example how train painters react on the ongoing wave of extremly fast cleaning actions in countries without crises (even they talk about the crisis) . The country of Austria is one of the most radical reacting countries in Europe against graffiti. If you pass by this country you find rarely tags or pieces of high quality along the train line. Only Vienna seems to have an active scene of painters - you can see it along the line and you the rolling painted trains of the s-train system. The video seems to be mainly a reaction on the process of the vienna metro company that cleans trains before they leave the hangar. A practice copied from New York. The aim was to stop the running trains to keep them from an audience and to frustrate the painters. In recent years this practice doesn't help a lot. Artists spread their unauthorized actions via Internet, Magazines and Videos. "If the companies don't show our works - we do it ! " could be a message. It seems to work. The harsh reactions on this video - even featured on heute.at or österreich- show that an audience for this theme exist - positive or negative - it doesn't matter. On the other hand the text of the music (seems to be produced only for this video) explains why painters work on trains and that in contradiction to the pubilc thoughts , artists how paint on trains love the trains - but just with color. The vienna subway is maybe the best example for an ugly type of train design. In silver grey without any effects- without any additional color, it s maybe one of the most awfull commutersystems in the world.Immagine to see every morning this ugly train on the way to your job, friends , for some exhibition or whatever .... Poor people in Vienna !