Luzinterruptus Light the Streets

by: Blaine Skrainka

August 6, 2012

Luzinterruptus is an anonymous street art duo from Madrid who “focus attention by using light” on local social and environmental issues. For their latest project, the pair traveled to Switzerland to team up with the Gewerbemuseum. The new installation outside of the museum, “Basura plástica custodiando museo,” reuses and recycles colorful plastic bags in a luminary public display.

Luzinterruptus, Plastic garbage guarding the museum

“As always, we chose to work in the street, just because we wanted the whole world to be able to see what we were doing and how we were doing it.”

The outdoor exhibit, Luzinterruptus says, does not discourage consumption, disparage brand names, nor even goes so far as to call for the end of plastic bags. They simply want people to carefully recycle them, otherwise “they become very damaging and impossible to remove from the environment.” A focused approach, if nothing else.

Past works have included calling attention to the paranoia created from the dangers of nuclear power; reminding local officials that water is necessary for life; and even a bit ironically, protesting light pollution.

“But everything that we do does not have a subversive aim. Sometimes we simply want to embellish, or to highlight anonymous places or corners that seem special or objects to which we think extraordinary artistic value, although they have been left on the streets for unknown seasons, with artistic intention, by anonymous people.”

Luzinterruptus, Plastic garbage guarding the museum

Luzinterruptus, Plastic garbage guarding the museum

Luzinterruptus, Plastic garbage guarding the museum

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Related:

The WILD Magazine’s collection of Street Art

Faces of Humanity” | The Photography and Street Art of JR

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