Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Notices photocopied on brightly colored paper of bands playing in bars are often masking taped to telephone poles and light posts, and sometimes are ripped down by people who don't like them being there and crumpled up and thrown into nearby public trash cans.

If the cans are fairly full when the crumpled posters hit, the top of the can becomes a circular abstract of bright colors available at copy shops and bent letters. The blacks look blacker against purple, yellow, orange when they don't mean anything anymore. The colors freed of flatness and the letters freed of meaning dance, pink, red, blue.