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CANADA | PETER GIBSON: ROADSWORTH (2001 – …)

‘Now and Then, How Sustainable was my Sustainability?’
The research will be part of TOTAL CHANGE—NIEUWE GLOBAL GESTALTUNG #001

More than anything else it was 9/11 that made Peter Gibson go out on the streets to become Roadsworth, denouncing ‘a society bent on oil, over-consumption, and hyper-individualism, complacent and unable to overcome its own inertia’, and questioning ‘the hypocrisy implicit in the notion that public space is democratic when in fact it caters more to corporations than it does to everyday citizens’. Despite these high ideas, his stencil-based technique, was open-ended, not preachy, while primarily focusing on street markings and other elements of the urban landscape: “In the spirit of Marcel Duchamp, all I had to do was paint a mustache on the Mona Lisa, to introduce a glitch in the matrix.”

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