#SubvertTheCity will see people around the world take creative action against advertising and consumerism in public space as together we collectively re-imagine what our cities and societies could be in the age of consumerism.
Commercial advertising invades our spaces and all forms of media in order to influence our behaviours and serve big corporate interests. We believe that commercial advertising dominates cultures and gives more power to the wealthy, endangering democratic processes.
#SubvertTheCity will challenge corporate advertising all over the world, in order to imagine and re-build the cities and societies we want to live in that meet our shared human needs and those of the planet.
By challenging corporate advertising and media messages, people around the world will be taking creativity into the streets to support the struggle for social, economic and climate justice, as well as for human rights and dignity for all.
So imagine a better city, imagine a more democratic public space, or dream of a more equitable society. Then get together with some friends to create some public art, hold an event, host a workshop, or give a talk that addresses some of the concerns you have with how corporate media is influencing our minds, bodies and planet.
LIVING FOR LIKES Selfie culture, social media, beauty and how we portray ourselves online
Pushing ideas and skills in new direction, "Filtered Icons" blurs the line between Warhol's pop-art celebrity icons and 21st century selfie culture. ‘In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes." (Andy Warhol) The internet, social media, apps and smart phones have provided the tools and platform that made Warhol's prediction from the sixties so true in this day and age. Both images have been painted using acrylic on 30" x 40" deep edge canvas with a splattering of spray paint.
In true Warhol mass produced fashion "Filtered icons" is also available in Giclee print format.
Printed on Hahnemuhle German etching 310gsm cotton rag. Measuring 420mm x 594mm, Limited edition of 100, signed and numbered