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Biancoshock’s Smashed Google “Street View” Car Sculpture in Corsica

Biancoshock’s Smashed Google “Street View” Car Sculpture in Corsica

For five years conceptual artists Biancoshock and Harmen de Hoop have been giving each other assignments as part of a common project that can range from titillating to amusing to incomprehensible.

As with so many works in public space by either of these two interpreters of societal nomenclature, these works field-test theories of the visual prank as much as they level observations or critiques of human behavior. With each installation, you are welcomed to examine one more of myriad modern idiosyncrasies – now placed in a new context. Your interpretation may vary.

Biancoshock. GOOGLE CAR – Corscia, 2021. Popularte Festival. Corsica, France. (photo © Biancoshock)

The current chapter of their collaboration finds Biancoshock in the Corsican mountains for the art festival called “Popularte”, featuring artists including Bordalo II, Escif, Dan Rawlings, Elea Battini, and Julien de Casabianca.

Biancoshock. GOOGLE CAR – Corscia, 2021. Popularte Festival. Corsica, France. (photo © Biancoshock)

Renovating an abandoned vehicle there, he transforms it into a so-called “Google car”, one of the Street View cars wandering the earth since 2007 to document for Google Maps. While many cities have been re-shot multiple times, some have only been shot once, and certain countries in regions including a large part of the Middle East and Africa have never been photographed at all.

Since de Hoop challenged Biancoshock to “Make a work about time passing”, the artist used his smashed sculpture to comment on the fact that rural areas often are represented by photos more than a decade old. Noting that Corsica’s streets have not been photographed since 2009, Biancoshock says, “In the cities, everything must be updated in real-time, in the small villages nothing changes so quickly.”

Biancoshock. GOOGLE CAR – Corscia, 2021. Popularte Festival. Corsica, France. (photo © Biancoshock)
Biancoshock. GOOGLE CAR – Corscia, 2021. Popularte Festival. Corsica, France. (photo © Biancoshock)
Biancoshock. GOOGLE CAR – Corscia, 2021. Popularte Festival. Corsica, France. (photo © Biancoshock)
Biancoshock. GOOGLE CAR – Corscia, 2021. Popularte Festival. Corsica, France. (photo © Biancoshock)

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Giant Crossword Puzzle; Biancoshock Paints “Untold” in Ravenna

Giant Crossword Puzzle; Biancoshock Paints “Untold” in Ravenna

It took him “5 months of brain-stress to invent it,” but Italian street artist Biancoshock can rest assured that he will be puzzling many brains in the Quartiere Darsena neighborhood of this Ravenna with his biggest ever painted wall.

Binacoshock. “Untold” Subsidenze Festival 2020, in Ravenna – Italy. (photo courtesy of the artist)

Imagine sitting by your window wondering for days what #7 verticali is when Biancoshock tells you it is “Professional designation for Enrolled Agents.” That’s likely one of the easier clues.

“I created a real crossword puzzle with definitions in 29 different languages,” he explains, “and as you can see, the black boxes of the crossword create the word UNTOLD.” You see! You know one of the words already!

Binacoshock. “Untold” Subsidenze Festival 2020, in Ravenna – Italy. (photo courtesy of the artist)

“This word evokes all the untold stories of those who traveled and struggled to get here and live in that popular neighborhood,” he says. This is Biancoshocks’ contribution to the Subsidenze Festival 2020 and the conceptual street artist says people can download the crossword with its definition and fill it in at home.

See below for a link.

Binacoshock. “Untold” Subsidenze Festival 2020, in Ravenna – Italy. (photo courtesy of the artist)
Binacoshock. “Untold” Subsidenze Festival 2020, in Ravenna – Italy. (photo courtesy of the artist)
Binacoshock. “Untold” Subsidenze Festival 2020, in Ravenna – Italy. (photo courtesy of the artist)
Binacoshock. “Untold” Subsidenze Festival 2020, in Ravenna – Italy. (photo courtesy of the artist)
Binacoshock. “Untold” Subsidenze Festival 2020, in Ravenna – Italy. (photo courtesy of the artist)

1 Măsure de caracter legislativ sau administrativ emanate de un organ cu putere executivă.
8 E kunderta e fjales prapa.
13 जुगाड़
18 The standard time which is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
21 To bring people into equal participation in a social group or institution.
23 Combattimento individuale per aggiudicarsi un territorio o un bene, anche affettivo.
25 Designazione ad una carica sulla base di una votazione pubblica.
26 Tá an fhoirm shintéiseach de tair níos coitianta.
27 Sigla del país europeo que está construyendo los mures anti-migración más altos del mundo.
28 Er rauði þráðurinn í Gmail.
29 За которое следует – 47, Это самое продаваемое оружие в мире.
30 Acronym of not available.
32 El antónimo de noche.
33 Mãe sem consoante em português.
35 Journal d’information diffusé à la télévision qui peut être animé par un présentateur ou commenté en voix off.
36 L’unica persona per la quale varrebbe la pena combattere una guerra.
40 Ausencia de guerra o de hostilidades.
43 Sigla del Paese Europeo conosciuto in tutto il mondo per la sua Arte, spesso mal valorizzata.
44 Struttura che deve garantire l’assistenza sanitaria del cittadino.
45 Tutte le strade, e le buche, portano a questa città.
46 The intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security.
48 L’extra-terrestre più famoso.
50 Corregimiento ubicado en el distrito de Pedasí en la provincia panameña de Los Santos.
51 Μία από τις σημαντικότερες θεότητες της αρχαίας ΕΛΛΆΔΑΣ.
52 Abbreviation of department.
53 Followed by “ocondria”, it represents the illness of today’s society.
54 Voce onomatopeica che riproduce il suono di un colpo.
56 Dapat kang sumunod.
57 Groep mensen met een eenvoudige samenlevingsvorm.
58 E ndjekur nga fjala “dua”, eshte deklarata me e bukur.
59 To take something suddenly or to catch a criminal.
61 Sinonim za ker.
63 Byl to tenisový turnaj mužů, který hraje na krytých tenisových kurtech v Ostravě.
64 Short word of a person who cures ill people.
67 One of the young poets who called themselves “the mavericks”.
69 E ndjekur nga shkronjat atik, eshte deti ku jane fundosur gomone me emigranta shqiptare.
70 La terra lasciata in cerca di una nuova vita, non lo è mai.
72 Ci finiscono molti giovani, a volte per curarli, a volte per distruggerli.
73 The starting grid for a migrant boat.
76 Molto spesso, purtroppo, guidano le scelte dei politici.
79 Quella del vicino è sempre più verde della tua.
80 är en svensk samhällsinstitution som innebär mellanmänskligt umgänge i kombination med intagande av exempelvis kaffe och kaka.
81 Quelli veri sono illegali.
83 Riferito a leggi, regolamenti e tutto ciò che viene imposto.
84 Sono sistemi su cui si basa la nostra società.
87 Synonym of summary.
88 The modern slave.
90 Precedido por “s”, es la compañera de viaje de tu vida.
91 Quelli urbani, sono spazi di verde comunale la cui gestione è affidata per un periodo di tempo definito ai cittadini.
93 Hate without vowels.
94 Ci finisci quando sei polvere.
95 Synonymer till kritiskt läge.
97 A támadás szinonimája.
100 Terni, in sigla.
101 Deutsche Eislauf-Union, der Sportverband für Eiskunstlauf und Eistanz in Deutschland.
102 A very rare language spoken in New Guinea, similar to Gogodala.
105 The final part of the “society”.
106 Alla fine della traversata si sentono tali, ma spesso non è così.
110 In lettere romane, è il primo a non salire sul podio.
111 Eesti pealinn, ilma N-ta.
113 The only ones who can really change the world and its rules.
115 In linguaggio farmacologico, indica il rilascio prolungato.
117 Una forma di abitazione tradizionale marocchina.
118 Sigla della città culla del Rinascimento.
119 Piccola apertura da cui fuoriesce aria, liquidi o gas.
121 Aromatic beverage loved by the Queen.
123 Preceduto da ER indica una figura sempre più in via di estinzione.
124 Det går forud for de ni.
125 Acronym of I totally agree.
126 It’s used to relieve spasms in the stomach caused by terrible travels.
127 To follow the trail of someone, in order to find him.
129 Ente pubblico preposto alla protezione del diritto di autore in Italia.
130 Abbreviation used to mark time with the same meaning as B.C.
131 Anche quello che stai leggendo qui, a modo suo, lo è.
132 The postal code used to make mail travels more efficient and quicker.
134 Yirmi dokuzdan sonra.
136 In pharmacology, it’s a unit of measurement for the amount of a substance.
137 Por donde mire.
138 They are used in animal testing.
139 Abbrevation of Map Hack.
140 In latino significa: “dopo la scritta”.
143 It’s a language used for lexical knowledge representation.
145 La police fait ça quand il y a un criminel.
148 Espediente grafico per mettere in risalto un annuncio.
149 Without it, you will never be a number one.
150 可以解释景象或观念的图形象征
151 Pour celui qui n’a rien, ce n’est pas une fête mais un cauchemar.
152 It was the most important Irish community for adoption and provider of mental health services. 
1 Es lo único que nunca se debe perder en la vida.
2 Preposición de lugar.
3 Currency Transaction Tax.
4 The most difficult thing to do when you migrate.
5 Une personne qui ne s’intéresse pas aux problèmes des autres.
6 It’s a coming together of parties to a dispute to present information in a tribunal.
7 Professional designation for Enrolled Agents.
8 El problema de las nuevas generaciones.
9 Abbreviation of editor.
10 Jesus blev født den dag
11 हिन्दु महिलाहरुलाई मनाउन पार्टी
12 Ristretto sottogruppo a cui viene attribuita una superiorità spesso non giustificata.
13 Nuk është po.
14 Mit den Zähnen zerkleinert.
15 First name of the italo-immigrant ‘Scarface’.
16 Abbreviation for Account Executive.
17 In medical terms, it’s the abbreviation of disease.
18 Quand elle est saine, elle t’aide à améliorer.
19 Nome commerciale del Delorazepam, aiuta a trattare l’ansia e gli squilibri ambientali.
20 Colui da cui dipende il tuo destino.
22 Inclined to weep.
24 Sigla della Lituania.
29 Mann, dem ein Körperteil entfernt wurde.
31 Preposition of place.
34 Togli la ‘ruota’ dalla parola auto.
37 Drošības vienskaitļa akuzatīvā forma.
38 Guarito dal gioco, dai debiti, ristabilito.
39 Seguito da “ipso”, in gergo giuridico, significa di per sé.
41 koji dolazi iz Arabije.
42 Especie de toronja.
47 Un gesto che può essere tranquillamente evitato.
49 US postal abbreviation of Texas.
53 A tajték szinonimája.
55 È debole.
60 Lo desideri quando il primo non ti basta.
62 Det modsatte af nej.
65 Abbreviated form of mediocre.
66 He instructs players in the fundamentals of a sport.
67 Associazioni Temporanee di Impresa.
68 It has always questioned religious theories.
69 Items from or related to the continent of Asia.
71 Culturally Relevant and Responsive Education.
74 Caku kohor kur duhet të fillojë a të mbarojë diçka.
75 Förkortning för Svenska Folkpartiet i Finland
77 In Internet jargon it means Never Mind.
78 Sigla per indicare l’Istituto di Certificazione Etica e Ambientale nel settore bio-cosmetico.
80 Lo erano i boschi prima degli incendi dolosi.
81 El color de la tristeza y de la apatía.
82 Il dio della guerra della mitologia norrena.
85 Come solo il crimine sa essere.
86 Indica la posizione intermedia tra persone, oggetti o tra limiti di luogo e di tempo.
89 Comment la société aimerait le citoyen.
90 Verbo che descrive il canto del lupo.
92 Lo si usa per rimanere in contatto con i propri cari, soprattutto se lontani.
96 Atto illecito che determina un danno grave altrui.
98 Nero, scuro, cupo.
99 What you hide behind on Social Networks.
103 Abbreviation for Initial Public Offering.
104 Dzisiaj + pewnego dnia.
107 Figuras geométricas.
108 A volte rovinano i rapporti.
109 Sono cibo per il cervello umano.
111 When associated to the word “girl”, it easily becomes a form of discrimination.
112 “Andare” in latino.
114 A thing made or used for sitting on.
116 الرقم الذي يسبق رقم واحد
120 Venir au monde.
122 În acest moment.
128 Қазақстанның аббревиатурасы.
131 Acronym of average.
133 Il servizio che si occupa della Prevenzione e Sicurezza negli Ambienti di Lavoro.
135 La migliore medicina naturale e gratuita.
138 The abbreviation of the code that identifies a financial institution on a check or transfer.
139 Un o’r rhieni.
140 L’acqua pura ha un valore di 7.
141 Devi guardare lì per puntare in alto.
142 Stai leggendo questa domanda?
143 Il “giorno” più corto.
144 The punctuation symbol now typically used in e-mail addresses.
146 In pochi decenni ha rivoluzionato la storia del genere umano.
147 Europe, shortly.
148 Acronym of the international fellowship of people who have had a drinking problem.

The crossword puzzle with definitions is available on the artist’s website, where you can download it and fill it in.

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