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Green with a vengeance

Green with a vengeance
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Green Graffiti’s are made from ‘algae’ (type of seaweed living on stones), harvested from buildings, cultivated and applied to a substrate, canvas or a wall. These paintings are like a plant, growing slowly over time depending on conservation’s conditions. Green Graffiti paint comes from personal researches and cooperation with several biologists and lichenologists since 2005. By giving  humans  forms  to plants Longuet tries to open a  dialogue  between  human beings  and  their  biological environments, highlighting their common traits, as  their reactions to the reality of survival, their fundamental necessity to live in a community. This project invites the audience  to  rethink  about  their integration to an ecosystem of everyday.

Reverse Graffiti (Water Graffiti workshops) are small interventions in the street, they are drawings created with water pressure on a wall covered of algae. The visuals can last several weeks or months on the wall depending on the next rain. This simple act reminds us that we belong to a living environment , the surface slowly becomes green by colonization of new plant species, continuing the appropriation of space by biological entities in a natural cycle.

The last series of reverse graffiti were conducted in collaboration with ‘The Green Lab Delhi’ group created by children from the area. They made stencils and used them it in various locations in Neb Sarai.

Those above have been photographed and will be presented during the show Jungle Me at Niv Art Centre.

WHEN: Preview on 21 March at 6 pm; Exhibition on from 22 March - 22 April from 10 am to 6 pm
WHERE: Niv Art Centre, Neb Sarai, Ignou Road
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