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 Center for Tactical Magic, Semiotic Reclamation Project.

The SRP organizes workshops and group actions around tactics of detournement, agit-prop, graffiti, and other forms of semiotic magic.


From the artist website: www.tacticalmagic.org



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0100101110101101. ORG, An Ordinary Building, Italy, 2006 

On the night of September the 20th 2006 a sign appeared on a building in the center of Viterbo, an ancient city in central Italy, not far from Rome. Apparently put by the City Council it has already caused quite a stir. The sign is in fact an art piece by controversial artist duo Eva and Franco Mattes (aka 0100101110101101.ORG). Looking as official as any other street sign, it reads:
"An Ordinary Building. This building was designed by an unknown architect in an irrelevant epoch and never belonged to an important person. The complex does not show any original architectural solutions, nor does it conserve any important works of art within. No memory is kept of any significant historical events occurring on this site. No known personality was born, lived or died here, nor is any excellent artist or sublime poet still working here".


From the artist website: www.0100101110101101.org 



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Space Hijackers, New Luxury Flats Development - UK, 2006.

Every week a new set of hoardings go up on our streets advertising the gentrification and 'regeneration' of the area. Buildings mysteriously burn down, just before planning permission applications for more luxury flats appear nailed to the charred remains. Out with the old and in with the new, everything that wasn't bombed by Hitler or demolished by Thatcher is now under threat. The historic faded glamour of East London is being drowned under a sea of identi-kit soulless developments. Up and coming, designer lifestyle, loft appartments with names like 'Tequila Wharf' or 'Zenith E14'. Sporting the latest invisibility jackets the builders strolled up to the hoarding and simply screwed up the new, informative sign. The plan had been to attach the sign by the main road, however this spot was chosen instead as people walk past and have time to read it. It is just opposite another recent development, and the builders thought it would be a good bit of reading material for the residents. Infact during the installation, some of the residents pulled up to park and read the sign, just as our intrepid builders thought they had been busted, the residents started laughing and left them to it.


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 Mark Jenkins - U.S.A. DC.


From the artist website: www.xmarkjenkinsx.com


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