‘Displacements’ / Inscription And Erasure. Heliographies of Memory series, 2017. Amsterdam-Noord, Netherlands. Light Calligraphy @saidokins & @leodluna.
It is surprising how many bicycles can be seen in Amsterdam! kilometers and kilometers of cycling routes, canals with small boats that can take you from one place to another. We were invited by Street Art Today to collaborate in the project of the Urban Art Museum, that will be open this year.
We worked in Amsterdam-Noord, the old industrial area across the IJ river. Currently, it’s going through an accelerated process of gentrification, that has given rise to a new urban area at the river shore with hotels, restaurants, galleries and museums that have turned the neighborhood into a place of production and consumerism characteristic of post-industrial cities. From another perspective, the local people of that side of the river that had lived there through generations in social care housing, feel every day more unconnected to their own neighborhood.
Special thanks to @streetarttoday for the invitation , and all my padrinows @peterernstcoolen @gewoonnixinstamodel @droos86, @reesysam, @