Orion’s Interactive Graffiti

I have to admit that most of the time, street art just doesn’t do much for me. What does do something for me is when I see art interacting with the real world in some new and interesting way (such as the work of 6emeia). One could say that the work of Alexandre Orion is exactly that. His two projects called Metabiotica and Arte Menos Poluição are thought-provoking and interactive. Both can be seen in second half of the short documentary Underground Art on Youtube and the latter project can be seen in the video below.

What happens in the video below is Orion creating art from pollution by actually cleaning it off the tunnel walls. Is he then making art or doing something illegal? Is cleaning a public wall illegal? What of the city government’s reaction to his work (they clean the entire wall)?  

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