Everyone can be an artist and every location an atelier: this is the project of Windowzoo, a new typology of urban landscape intervention. Till Bay, a software architect from Zurich, found in the stickers his art and in the glass his medium: his work consists in leaving animal-shaped stickers upon the windows of the cities. Thanks to him, we can see birds, bears or sharks on the glass of a bus stop, on a bar’s window, in a museum, at the stadium, at the aquarium and even at the top of Milan’s cathedral dome.
The peculiarity of these stickers is their interaction in different scales with the landscape beyond the glass, so, if watched from a certain perspective, we can see, for example, a flamingo balancing on a fence, or some sea horses swimming among skyscrapers. The photographic medium is of course very important in traslating these small installations in the way the artist planned to do. Also, the context becomes indispensable for the work of art itself.
In these years Windowzoo became a community art project, everyone can download a little photo-manual to create other new birds and set them free in many other countries. So far, the project involved 603 cities all around the world and all the actions are connected thanks to the web.
Hitchcock was right, the Birds started their migration.
Images taken from http://www.flickr.com/groups/windowzoo/pool/
Thanks for the nice post! Did you know that one of the first windowzooers not personally known to me was a photographer from Barcelone? She has set free some fantastic ones!
see here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bayt/257952438/
Thanks Till! Happy you liked it! It is great you manage to set out such a big open source community!