Since , I have developed a large scale project, code name: It is first of all about liberating Art from its usual alienators that museums or institutions can be. But it is also about freeing the Space Invaders from their video games TV screens and to bring them in our physical world. Everything started the day I decided to give a material appearance to pixelization through ceramic tiles. I first wanted to create a series of "canvases" but I soon realised that tiles were the perfect material to display these pieces directly on the walls.
I then had the idea of deploying my creatures on the walls of Paris and soon after in cities around the globe. Each of these unique pieces become the fragment of a tentacular installation. Little by little, I organised a detailed process by which I explore international densely populated urban areas and "invade" them. Usually, I try to display 20 to 50 pieces per city, which is already a good score. The goal is to increase my score by continuously and restlessly invading new spaces. I am surrounded by a small team in my studio, this is a very confidential operation.
I know it is hard to believe but the space invaders project is the project of one single artist.
There are other people in Paris or elsewhere, who following their own path, have started to install mosaics in the street of their cities. These totally independent initiatives are out of my control but it is nice to notice that in a certain way, I have started a movement. In my own eyes, they are the perfect icons of our time, a time where digital technologies are the heartbeat of our world. As these creatures are made of pixels they are in some sorts ready-made for tile reproduction.
Finally, their names are literally predestined for the project I have pioneered: They have contacted me on several occasions but without really any prejudice. In a certain way, I work with them, not against them. This said, my initial source of inspiration was the Space Invaders and a few other video games but I have rapidly developed new models and created totally original icons.
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My creatures are now quite detached from the four original Taito creatures. My universe is full of other references that complete my repertoire.
These new development have happened consistantly, throughout the years. It is an essential part of the invasion and it is a very subjective decision. I need to identify the neuralgic points of the cities I visit. It takes a lot of time as it is a long scouting process. I often compare it as urban acupuncture. I have developped several techniques that allow me to adapt myself to different situations such as the time and the place of the invasion, the size of the mosaic, the height of the wall I use cement or extremely effective and innovative glues. Somes pieces are removed by unhappy owners or by cleaning companies but this is quite rare.
Sometimes it even goes quite well as there are some police officers who recognise and enjoy my art. Unfortunately, there are still cases where I am not welcomed. The owner of a gallery I worked with had to spend two weeks in jail being accused of supporting me. There are some countries where I cannot travel anymore as I maybe prosecuted. I am into artistic experimentation rather than political opposition. I like the concept of decontextualizing art to bring it to the streets, to surprise everyday people, while constantly creating new pieces.
This project, I hope, will leave a print not only on the streets but also on the minds. Lately, I have been facing this issue. A large number of the pieces are removed, damaged or destroyed by individuals who seek to resell them. Given the type of tiles I use, to steal the work is impossible.
These individuals by removing the mosaics destroy the piece and then have to buy ceramics to repair or recreate the work. They even try to add a patina to make it look vintage. They then try to sell these bad replicas! I have hard time believing that anyone would buy any unauthenticated mosaic tiles as people could simply go to home depot and do it by themselves …I can only hope that soon enough nobody will be tempted to buy or steal pieces in the streets and therefore that this nonsense and painful destruction will stop.
I have created a database for every single art piece: It is now much easier with digital technologies. At the beginning I had to use quantities of photographic films, to write everything by hand with a city map and a small notebook. I give a score of 10 to for every new piece installed. Every city has therefore its own score which is the sum of all the Space Invaders created on its walls.
There is also of course SpaceOne , a mosaic that flew to the stratosphere at about 35 kilometres above ground 22 miles. There are two of them. Only experienced scuba divers can see them as they are located well below sea level in the Cancun Bay in Mexico. They have been installed with the help of the Artist Jason deCaires on a series of his sculptures. It is an online store that I opened at my beginnings so that supporters could buy editions in order to finance my invasions. Today, the Space Shop allows me to release editions that would be otherwise inaccessible for people spread around the world.
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