Two 48-sheet digital glow-in-the-dark billboards developed with Blucher Youth Drop-In and Scotswood Youth Groups, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Over an eight week period, large sheets of
white Fabriano paper were fired at with paint-filled water pistols.
Using a basic digital camera set in 'negative image' mode,
the young people captured the events. With the white paper turning
black and their skin reversed to preserve some anonymity, numerous
'firework' images were pieced together into final designs.
The final prints were then retouched by hand with phosphorescent paint, allowing the
works to 'glow in the dark'. Scotswood poster installed on Atkinson Road
at the corner of Whitehouse Road, 1-30 December 2000, and Blucher poster first installed
on Northumberland Road, Lemington, 20-30 December 2000, and then in Newcastle
City Centre at St. James' Park, 1-15 February 2001.
Details of project funding and collaborative artists' billboard...