Video with sound, 6 minutes on loop
Spray Can Symphony (2017) is a kaleidoscopic black-and-white video made with news archive footage of a charity event filmed by the artist in 2013. Using selected clips from Leake Street, the spiritual home of London urban culture where graffiti artists were raising awareness of cancer at the time, the work transforms the images into abstract patterns with distorted ambient sounds that mimic religious chants. The video is best experienced as a projection in a dark room where it can evoke the haunting omnipresence of raw graffiti across time and place.
Part of a series of works exploring graffiti, public spaces and digital archive.