“If this was New York, this would be the place they dumped the bodies,” says Martha as she and Martyn Reed scope out the new location for her drizzly outdoor light show after hours. Nuart 2013 had a stroke of genius when the international Street Art festival didn’t invite the famous photographer as a documenter but rather as an artist – an important distinction that may be overlooked by many graffiti and Street Artists when speaking about the work of photographers sometimes.
Martha Cooper’s iconic photo of graffiti and train writer DONDI, perhaps one of the most famous of Ms. Cooper’s images, is projected on silos in the Stavanger Harbor. (photo courtesy of NUART 2013 © Ian Cox)
The crew lit up the night in the dodgy part of the Norwegian town using car headlamps for their work and with a projector Reed says costs about $350,000. Not part of the official program, the team was determined to splash some of the 1,300 slides from Cooper’s 50+ year career as large as possible like a beacon. “It was in the dead of night, and pitch dark,” says Reed.
Not for long.
Using a rented van and a portable power generator, the boom of charged particles soon blasted upon the large rolling expanse of an industrial canvas, and with the help of other talented photographers, these exclusive images capture the nocturnal scene for BSA readers.
Special thanks to Ian Cox and Kay Donnolly.
Kids at play across the Stavanger silos. Martha Cooper. (photo courtesy of NUART 2013 © Ian Cox)
Martha Cooper. The projection headquarters and the ubiquitous Norwegian rain. (photo courtesy of NUART 2013 ©Kay Donnolly)
You know who is on the screen, but who is that in the foreground? (photo courtesy of NUART 2013 © Kay Donnolly)
Please note: All content including images and text are © BrooklynStreetArt.com, unless otherwise noted. We like sharing BSA content for non-commercial purposes as long as you credit the photographer(s) and BSA, include a link to the original article URL and do not remove the photographer’s name from the .jpg file. Otherwise, please refrain from re-posting. Thanks!
Other Articles You May Like from BSA:
Love seeing people like this high school gent on the train and in the street and on the elevator and in the store - in gentle anticipation of giving a rose to the one he has a crush on. Sending love ...
Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities. Now screening : 1. Vegan Flava - Trapped Peace 2. Rime "UP ON THROUGH" 3. Street Art City 4. 12 + 1 Roc Blackblo...
Okay okay everybody settle down. We've got a lot of excited people yelling things and making huge pronouncements about things - most full of hysteria tinged with paranoiac visions. When it all gets t...
Before the year wraps we wanted to take a look at images from Pow! Wow! Hawaii as it enters its fifth year with a collection of images recently captured in Honolulu where it happens. Begun by founder...
Mexican Street Artist Spaik continues to combine his love of urban art with the historic mural art of his country, mixing folk elements and cultural symbols to tell stories both real and imagined. Her...