Besancon, France

Around a hundred eggs were filled with paint and loaded into a vending machine. It was installed between the Museum of Modern Art and a mural made for the Bien Urbain Street Art Festival.

Concerned for the look and feel of their city and worried about the ever intensifying gentrification, the anarchists of Besançon often use similar paint bombs to directly speak out against local government-sanctioned street art.

The wending machine offers these improptu weapons for sale, but once purchased, the egg falls and breaks within the machine — preventing its use and creating a generative abstract composition inside.

Around one hundred eggs have been prepared and upload to vending machine, which has been installed between Contemporary Art Museum and mural from Bien Urbain Street Art Festival. Local anarchists have worrying about gentrification and they try to react to murals in Besancon. Usually activists use eggs with paint as ‘bombs’ for destroy art works in the city. In the vending machine everyone can buy the ‘bombs’, but eggs will be crashed inside, which impossible to use. Finally, semi-public abstract art work (inside the machine) was produced by automatic way.

170 х 80 х 80 cm.
Vending machine, sticker, acrylic paint, eggs.
Bien Urbain.

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