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Spineless Little Friends: A Participatory Street Art Project by Seasnacks

August 21, 2012

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A few weeks ago, I got an email from an artist asking if I’d be interested in documenting her new installation project which planned to ask for admirers of street art in Philadelphia (and really anyone curious) to play a role in its success. Anyone could participate by taking down one of her installations — yes, taking it down — emailing that installation’s specific identification number to her (for tracking purposes,) and then reinstalling it somewhere new in the city, or elsewhere.

The artist, who goes by the name Seasnacks, made dozens of fantastic jellyfish installations created from recycled materials…

“Each jelly is going to have an ID tag with a QR code directing the finder to my blog. The finder can then email spinelesslittlefriends@gmail.com with their area code and the jelly’s number, and we can track that particular jelly’s migration through the city… the country… the world!” – Seasnacks

Yesterday, I followed along as she installed her first dozen or so jellyfish in and around Rittenhouse, but she has plans to install many more in the coming weeks and months in neighborhoods all over the city.

I absolutely LOVE this idea!! I love asking people, the community, to take an active role in the success of a street art project, and I love that we can watch the jellyfishes’ travels on her blog… I hope people get involved with this!!

What do you all think?

P.s. The people in this car were not fans of this particular jellyfish…

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. August 21, 2012 1:17 pm

    Yeah, but how many people actually use those QR codes?

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