Friday, October 1, 2010

Electronic device sculptures are hella anti-art/capitalism/life *UPDATED*

Hosier Lane, Melbourne

If you saw a mobile phone on the road you'd pick it up right?

If you see one look hard - it could be a sculpture with a message of dissent on it.

Found this Nokia 8250 sculpture on a Hosier Lane windowsill. It says "FUK ART" on it.

Confused whether this is a good thing - you know, the irony - or if it's a dishevelled artist trying to 'break the mould' of street art and graffiti?

City Road, Chippendale

These next two pics were submitted by a reader. 

This one is near the Seymour Centre.

Wondering if retro electronics are going to make a comeback, like the Casio LCD watch did.

It'd be so progressive to consolidate 90s technology with the present and make a street art blog with a Nokia 5110.

 Castlereagh Street, Sydney

Are these sculptures a critique of society's growing dependence on electronics?

Maybe they're making us lazy. Maybe we're providing cloud computing and consumer electronics corporations too much personal data.

Do I need to see Gmail ads about street art prints as I'm typing emails about street art? 


Tom Byrne wrote in to let me know Will Coles is the sculptor. Apparently he had a TV sculpture stolen from Wilshire Street, Surry Hills. Tom found this inscription where the TV stood:


Snoop Doggy Art said...

I've seen these at a few places around Sydney.

If I find out who does them I'll let you know!

Unknown said...

Will Coles is the artist.

A strange little comment has appeared on the footpath in Wilshire st., Surry Hills, where one of his TVs was stolen, it reads:
"For years this garden has been here for all. A CURSE upon the selfish theives who stole the concrete TV that stood here"

Acid Midget said...

Thanks for the info Tom.
Keep me in the loop if you hear more.

Anonymous said...

Aye, t'is my work. There's a few more in Hosier lane, a few hundred in Melbourne actually & over a 1,000 in Sydney, not counting the concrete TVs, suitcases & washing machines. Glad you like them.

& the garden was Ana's (said: Anya), a wonderful artist who's warehouse was sold so she got out & took her garden with her! :)


Acid Midget said...

Thanks for dropping a line Will.

I hope people get the idea to leave them alone.

Keep it up :)