Holler first presented Time Bomb at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney on May 27, 2009 and merged interactive programming with traditional wild-style graffiti painting (“bombing”). The installation allowed the audience to unlock the secret history behind a graffiti wall.
Over four days nine urban artists contributed to the making of the TimeBomb piece: Maddi Boyd, DMOTE, Ben Frost, Kid Zoom, Numskull, Roach, Creon, John Doe and Bennett. Painting layers upon layers of different styles, their work was documented through time-lapse photography, creating an animated film of the whole process.
The final installation created by Lukasz Karluk (Holler) featured two giant graffiti canvases suspended in the museum. One canvas was the real painting, the other a projected film double. The visitors’ physical movements in the museum controlled the film, going backwards in time, revealing the now-covered layers of graffiti.