This is a blog dedicated to the graffiti of Austin. I am interested in exploring various types of metadata through use of this blog. The goals of this ongoing project have been:
To bring the graffiti of the ephemeral into a place of permanence
To examine what qualities have made some graffiti more permanent than others
To examine the notion of graffiti and whether its place should be of permanence
To examine the relationship between graffiti artists and location, as graffiti is typically
one would say site-specific work, how do designated graffiti areas change this?
I have tried to focus on metadata collection because I think that as graffiti increasingly becomes a part of museums and art collections documentation will become increasingly important. How do we catalog graffiti, a whole new medium?