Bumping Graf – Assaulting and Defending Culture

Dumping toxic waste into a river.

Pissing prozac into the watershed.

Second-hand smoke.

Toxic gasses emitted by heated tupperware, regular wall paint, and synthetic fabrics.

The visual pollution of unsolicited advertisements.

High frequency radio waves permeating your body constantly.

Land mines left over in jungles and deserts, along with spent depleted uranium shell casings.

Graffiti.

Public space vs. private.

“Ownership.”

“Property.”

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5 Responses to “Bumping Graf – Assaulting and Defending Culture”

  1. bigdickdaddy Says:

    KRS- 1 has a great point about young children heading to the wall to write as they get there hands on something to write with. Is it instictive? I realize not all children do this but could it be they’re showing there resistance to the system at this early age? Makes me wonder…

  2. thekingofeurope Says:

    i enjoy graffiti, but how is this different from the cocks and cuss words that adorn the bathroom stalls at school? what do you think about bathroom graffiti? does it have the same intrinsic value as street graffiti? what separates one from the other or are they essentially the same thing?

  3. camouflageculture Says:

    What do you think?

    There are those that consider genitals scrawled on the wall to be exactly the same thing as an aerosol mural.

    There those who don’t.

    Can both groups be right?

  4. the essence is to be seen make ur mark and know its urs
    FSC

  5. I would say that without the bathroom graffiti, we wouldn’t have these graffiti murals we see on the videos. I agree with the previous post when they said to “make your mark and know its yours.” That is the essence of graffiti, making your mark. Graffiti as we know it today started with someone writing their name on the walls and someone else did it but added an outline, and eventually people kept adding on and doing something different until it evolved to what we see today. I would say that both the bathroom graffiti and street graffiti may not have the same meaning behind them in our culture today, but they are both connected to each other.

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