Tiensestraat, Outomatic

October 22, 2011

Last July, Eltono invited me along on a non-permission project involving flags, for the Museum supported Outomatic festival in Leuven Belgium.

The festival’s organizer Hans explained that Leuven has many unused civic flag pole brackets on city streets that hadn’t seen use in ages. Eltono immediately thought of the flag inspired work we’d done in 2008 for PLAF

The best part of this for me was the system we came up with to generate numerous related, but unique designs. It was a large puzzle of thick cardboard with alternating parts that acted as a stencil as parts were removed.

It was also funny that we tried to determine which street in Leuven was the dreariest, most devoid of color, so our intervention might have contrast. We choose Tiensestraat.

Thanks to Hans Geyens for putting this all together

 

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