The Binary Graffiti Club. An Art Project by Stanza,

The Binary Graffiti Club. An Art Project by Stanza

About

The Binary Graffiti Club is a user friendly public participatory spectable and public engagement event across urban space creating new narratives for the playfull engagement of the environment, spectacle, performance, politics and art.

The Binary Graffiti Club are invited members of the public at each location for each event; they are given the hoodie to keep as thanks for their participation and contribution.The Binary Graffiti Club set off across the city and create artworks. They are all wearing especially made hoodies. The Binary Graffiti club is a social and performative project custom produced for each ciity or venue and there are an range of possible outputs that can occur.

The ideas and concept is to inspire young people to see the city as canvas to create change and to see the envionment as their city space and to make their mark on it.

The people have sense of agency----- people who can oppose systems-----free and uninhibited----- they are protective ----- live in a melting pot of mixed social composition-------- strong independent minds ------ prepared to challenge. I want to engage this spirit of challenge, independence, and global connectivity and leverage this into a future vision.

Commission - The Binary Graffiti Club.

You can commission The Binary Graffiti. Working with groups of young people Stanza will work to create unique images in urban locations to represent the hopes and aspirations of young people. The groups will be set in various contexts and they will all be wearing the specially made binary hoodies that have been designed by Stanza.

A selection of artwork represents subliminal messages to reclaim the city and public space as a shared environment which places our youth at the focus of future development.

There are various outputs and this can be scaled up or down for location and budgets.

  • The performance in the city itself is an output an acts as a spectacle. It can be from 20 to 1000 people at a time.
  • A series of graffiti messages are placed around the city and photo documentation of this enables a reclaiming of the city.
  • The photos of the groups draw focus to specific location and also create exhibition opportunities of these photos.
  • The workshops to make the stencils and decide what to write is a public process open event by the participants.
  • Performative which is more choreographed as final performative spectacle.
  • A book will be published and created via a workshop of the manifesto of hope.
  • Other to be discussed with curators.

Artwork from The Binary Graffiti Club Lincoln Branch

Stanza opens the Frequency Festival of Digital Culture festival hosted in the city of Lincoln , with his participatory artwork The Binary Graffiti Club. On 18th October 2013 hooded youths in specially designed hoodies took to the streets of Lincoln . Moving around the city in groups The Binary Graffiti Club encoded the city with messages in binary code.

The walls, pavements, and empty spaces were covered in over 101 unique and different artworks. An extension of the “flaneur” who wanders without aim The BGC create new sense of urgency and agency as the city is reclaimed for cultural change. The Binary Graffiti Club provides a platform to celebrate the pioneering spirit of digital innovation and culture through creative collision and socially engaged artistic practice. The Binary Graffiti Club inspires young people to see the city as canvas to create change. The artwork created represents the hopes and aspirations of young people set in various contexts.

Exhibition - The artworks are available for exhibition.

Appearances.

Liverpool Citywide November 2010
Part of Frequency Festival 18th from 12- 4pm 2013Lincoln as part of Frequency Festival 18th from 12- 4pm 2013
Press BBC 18th Oct 2013. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-24578642 )

Frequency Festival 2013: Stanza: Timescapes/Binary Graffiti Club
 
Youths dressed in black hoodies swarmed the historic city streets of Lincoln during Frequency Festival 2013, their backs emblazoned with bold white digits, the zeros and ones.   Their ominous presence was marked with a series of binary code graff-tags on official buildings throughout the city; messages of insurrection for a digital cult now active among us or analogue reminders of the digital soup of signals we wade through on a daily basis?  There's an engaging playfulness and an aesthetic pleasure to Stanza's work that pays rewards on deeper investigation.  His urban interventions remind us of the invisible occupation of the cyberspace around us and encourages us to ask whose hand manipulates these systems of control. Barry Hale MA, Festival Co-Director

Exhibition Artworks.

Artwork from The Binary Graffiti Club, Stanza,

Title The Decisions You Make Affect Our Future.

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Title: "Goodbye World: No Escape Plan"

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Title Shadows Of Our Ancestors

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Title: A Program To Change Culture

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Title: Going Postal: Its Ours And We Want It Back.

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Title. The Paths We Follow Affect The Choices We Make

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Title. I Have Had a Dream That Troubles Me and I want to Know What It Means

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Title. I Have Nothing To Hide But Everything To Loose.

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Title. Diversity is The Heart Of My Culture.

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Title. Mummy We Love You.

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Title. Why Do You Make Us Do This.

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Title. We Are Your Children

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Title "The Reclamation Of Agency:Don't Force Us To Do Things You Might Regret"

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Artwork from The Binary Graffiti Club Liverpool Branch

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Title. Binary Graffiti Club. Artwork 120cm by 125 cm edition of 8.

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Title. "What makes you think we don't want no education". 150 - 120 cm signed edition of 3. Made in 2010

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Title. Waiting For The Summer Sun. Size 100 by 77 cm signed edition of 3

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Title. Regeneration Generation. 120 cm - 66 cm signed edition of 5

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Title. When Will The Boat Come In. 120 cm - 90 cm signed edition of 5

 

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The people have sense of agency----- people who can oppose systems-----free and uninhibited----- they are protective ----- live in a melting pot of mixed social composition-------- strong independent minds ------ prepared to challenge. I want to engage this spirit of challenge, independence, and global connectivity and leverage this into a future vision.

Instructions

Binary Graffiti Club.

•  Groups, six groups of four or more (One person with camera designated to document for each group): Two to hold stencil: One for spraying:

•  You have been given a stencil and chalk spray ( that is non permanent and washed with rain)

•  Some spray is white some spray is black

•  Each stencil is different and is a different message

•  Find location suitable for a artwork ie large wall or areas of wood.

•  Be careful and take your time (but also don't dawdle ) ie get it done.

•  Find the space and imagine the larger artwork.

•  Imagine a section of the texts (stencils) in a group to make large artwork.

•  YOUR OBJECTIVE is make and image connecting several stencils results together which will result in a larger finished result images. This could involve row of 3 by 2 or four by 3 or even a much larger one four by six etc.

•  Lay the stencil against the wall and spray the chalk over the letters only ( not all over the edges)

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© Copyright Stanza. Artwork by Stanza: www.stanza.co.uk

Disclaimer All rights reserved. The copyright for any material published on this website is reserved. Any duplication or use of objects such as images, diagrams and texts is not permitted without Stanza's written agreement.

Thanks to Liverpool Free Runners for version one.

Thanks to Lincoln and all the volunteers version two.

               

 

Below Three Graffiti from the 101 Artworks made In The City of Lincoln

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