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Evan Roth’s Propulsion Paintings

A few days ago, the Welcome To Detroit exhibition by Evan Roth (the guy who invented the Graffiti Markup Language) finished and after presenting several new works, combining popular culture with a certain hacker’s philosophy, what persists is all those great short-films, Roth created documenting his Propulsion Paintings series…

Evan Roth has been living and making new work in Detroit for the last month, gearing up for a solo exhibition that opens this Wednesday at Eastern Michigan University: Welcome to Detroit. His new series of artworks is called: Propulsion Paintings. As part of his residency at Eastern Michigan University, he’s teaching a course called Art and Hacking where he had the students create their own Propulsion Paintings as their first project. (todayandtomorrow.net)

The main act in all of those videos is a moded spay-can and a ordinary something, like the Stars and Stripes, a table tennis ball, etc. In this way, Evan hands over the reins to a semi-automated spray-can and tries to highlight how small shifts in visualization can allow us to see our environment with new eyes… Quite interesting in my eyes!

Via rebelart.net, whudat.de, artschoolvets.com.

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  1. One of the most interesting video series you’ve posted so far in my opinion!! Damn, people say detroit is nasty, but i’ve seen the documentary you posted and this etc and from it seems really dynamic in an artistic sense. Who needs big new shiny buildings to be judged as wealthy, surely individual creativity like this counts for something!!!

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