Catag Interventions I 2014-2021 I Exhibition
Virtual Graffiti - An Aesthetic Guerrilla Action
Art has long been seen as a medium for self-expression, personal reflection, and creative exploration. However, with the advent of new artistic movements and technology, the boundaries of artistic expression have expanded, leading to new forms of art that challenge traditional conventions. One such form is intervention art.
Intervention art, is a form of art that is created in public spaces, with the aim of disrupting the ordinary and challenging social and political norms. It involves the artist intervening in the public space by adding or modifying an existing element or creating a new one altogether. These interventions can take the form of installations, graffiti, web-art, or any other form of creative expression that transforms the public space.
Catag´s intervention art is often controversial, as it challenges the notion of art as a commodity that is created and consumed in a controlled environment. It can also be seen as an act of rebellion against authority, as many interventions take place without permission from brands and local authorities. However, Catag argues that intervention art is an important form of social commentary that provides a platform for marginalized voices and encourages dialogue and critical thinking.
Catag’s interventions use a variety of materials and mediums to challenge power structures in society and invite us to see the world in a new light. Their work is a reminder of the transformative power of art beyond traditional art spaces.
The Art of Virtual Graffiti: The Collaborative Work of Catag
Catag is an artist collective known for their unique approach to visual communication through the combination of graffiti and digital projection art. The group is composed of AJ Polonia, a skilled graffiti artist, and Uli Sigg, an internationally recognized video projection artist.
Catag’s performances feature a blend of hand-drawn illustrations and digital programs, projected onto various canvases, including urban architecture and unused spaces. The resulting images are colorful and visually striking, inviting the viewer to pause and immerse themselves in the atmospheric, epochal scenes.
The virtual graffiti and animations projected by Catag are often symbolically condensed, sometimes humorous, other times mysterious, but always evocative and engaging. Through their projections, the group takes virtual possession of urban spaces, creating aesthetic guerrilla actions that are fleeting and eventful.
Catag’s works are not limited to their own performances, as they also collaborate with other artists, musicians, and authors to support their own performances and events. Their vast collection of graffiti drawings from AJ Polonia’s production serves as an almost infinite pool of inspiration, allowing them to react and adapt to various situations, much like musicians at a jam session.
While Catag’s approach may be subversive, their intentions are philanthropic. They seek to contribute to changing the urban landscape and enhancing the cultural life of cities through their virtual graffiti and performance art. Their works invite viewers to open up and dream of another world, expanding the boundaries of visual communication and leaving a lasting impression on all those who experience them.