BIG IN JAPAN by LICHTFAKTOR
Exhibition 15th Sep – 13th OctARTY FARTY GALLERY Maastrichter Str. 49, 50672 Cologne.
The urban space is their scenery, light sources are their transitory protagonists. LICHTFAKTOR paint their graffiti in light during the night. LICHTFAKTOR is the fusion of urban space, Street Art and Graffiti, photography and film. They paint their graffiti under freeway bridges, between dilapidated industry halls or simply on the street, the classic places where graffiti belongs. With the naked eye their works are nearly invisible. By means of a mixture of long-term exposure, stop-Motion technology and photography figures and forms are resurrected and captured for posterity on photo and film. The beats of Drum ‘n Bass Dj – The Green Man (Basswerk Cologne) are an integral component of LICHTFAKTOR’s videos, they are their heartbeat. Big in Japan gets to the bottom of the collective LICHTFAKTOR and splits it into its components. Individual work of the cooperating artists, photos, films, light objects and installations are assembled into a collage, offering an insigt into the substance which amounts LICHTFAKTOR. The title Big in Japan refers to the international success which they aquired through their online presence. Big in Japan is LICHTFAKTOR’s first comprehensive exhibition in Cologne and can be seen form the 15th of September until the 13th of October in ARTY FARTY GALLERY