TimeBomb is the brainchild of digital artist Lukasz Karluk (Holler) and Sydney sculptor/painter Maddi Boyd (KissKiss). It was first presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney on May 27, 2009 creativesydney.com.au/programme/mca-events/remixing-history/timebomb
A report from the night: youtube.com/watch?v=AawJD_hvNgU
Merging interactive programming and traditional wild-style graffiti painting (“bombing”), Time Bomb allows the audience to unlock the secret history behind a graffiti wall (vimeo.com/4782201).
Over four days nine urban artists contributed to the TimeBomb piece: DMOTE, Ben Frost, Kid Zoom, Numskull, Roach, Creon, John Doe, Bennett and KissKiss. Painting layers upon layers of different styles, their work was documented through time-lapse photography, creating an animated film of the whole process. Shots from the work can be seen here flickr.com/search/show/?q=timebombsydney
The final installation features two giant graffiti walls suspended in the museum. One wall is the real painting, the other a projected film double. The visitors’ physical movements in the museum can then control the film, going backwards in time, revealing the now-covered layers of graffiti.
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