Interventions for #DissolvingEurope Exhibition in Platoon Kunsthalle Berlin.
Photos by Thomas von Wittich, Intervention by Vermibus.
Dissolving Europe is the new public art work that stormed Europe this year from Vermibus. Using a dubious inter-rail ticket, Vermibus set out with a set of 90 keys and his pallet of solvents to physically and temporally highjack the western world of advertisements in the name of fine art.
Each site is carefully deliberated with its environment, from Rolex boutiques, to archaic museums. The system looks simple in movement: unlock and roll the advertising poster to create a huge blank gleaming white breath of fresh air in the urban environment. The advert then undertakes the process of counter action painting using a series of solvents and brushes, it is then replaced in another site, another city, another country.
Rachmaninov: Prelude in G sharp minor op. 32 No. 12
Xar Lee, cargocollective.com/xar_lee/video
Pics by: Thomas von Wittich
Intervention in “Rosa Luxemburg”, Berlin, 2013
Intervention during the 32. lange nacht der museen - “Zerstörte Vielfalt”, Berlin 2013
Pics by: LauraColome.com
Presumed guilty, 2013
Solvent on stolen Advertising Poster
120 x 170 cm
NO-AD is an anti-consumerism project organised by the artist Vermibus.
The goal of the project is to reduce the impact of advertisement citizens are exposed to, by removing the advertisment.
It is based on the project “Buy Nothing Day”, founded by the artist Ted Dave, in which participants abstain from buying anything during 24 hours.
Vermibus goes a step backwards in the consumption process. He reduces the advertisement impact by releasing the space intended to display it and leaving it empty.
The team, formed by two photographers and two video cameras, documented the whole ten-hour intervention, during which more than 30 posters were removed from the biggest consumer areas of Berlin. These spaces remained free of advertisement for several days due to the lack of stock of the advertiser “Wall Decaux”.
More info and photos: NO-AD Project
Intervention in Checkpoint Charlie - Berlin 2012
Photos by: Just
Technique: Dissolvent on paper
Year: 2012 Size: 23 x 29’9
Intervention in front of Financial Times, Southwark Bridge Road - London
Photo: Mark Rigney
Moniker Art Fair - Street Intervention, 2012
Photo: Xar Lee