Take a busy intersection, like Rosenthaler Platz
in Berlin. Let a group of guerrilla artists pour 500 liters of water-based, environmentally friendly paint onto the pavement.
Then add 2,000 cars, bikes, and buses. And what you get is this: A really cool video of street art
or, at least, lines of red, yellow, blue, and purple paint that blend and merge in real time. Who knew driving could be so artistic?
The public art project, titled "Painting Reality
," was the brainchild of a group of artists called IEPE and the anonymous crew
The video shows bicyclists dumping trays of paint at each intersection. At first the paint pools on the street, until the traffic drives through it, pushing the paint across the street. The lines of color intersect, bleeding into one another and varying in thickness.
You can check out the video here
I'm American, so I can say that.
I was gonna say, how did they get drivers to actually go through it all? I'd be super pissed if someone put paint on my car, even if it WAS water based. I'd probably freak out if someone threw water on my car, haha.
People don't like anything to touch their car. Tailgating is a big pet peeve of mine and once I had a car where I was able to adjust the wiper fluid jet on one side so it would squirt up over the car and hit the car behind me if they were close enough. Talk about some pissed off motorists. People would pass me with oncoming traffic bearing down on them just so they could get beside me and flip me off. I stopped doing it because I just want people off my ass, I don't want to cause an accident and get somebody killed.
It was a lot of fun though.