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BLINKING CITY stencil

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  • BLINKING CITY 
    stencil variable dimension, stencil on wall, 2011


    BlinkingCity is a project investigating the inadequacy of traditional maps for cityenvironments characterized by fast pace transformation and urban growth. Assoon as the map is done, the city it describes has already gone. We transferredone of the Blinking City pattern, based on a collage of several Hutongneighbourhoods of Beijing, onto a wall of a dilapidated courtyard house inXianyukou district, located in the core of the city

    Thanks to game designer Eric Zimmerman and architect Nathalie Pozzi, who wrote the text for the legenda giving a meaning to each colour:

    Generals hide under the kitchen table. Newspaper crossword puzzles clean the windowpan. A ball
    lands on the neighbor’s roof. In the memory of a broken television, pixels flicker. The lottery disappointsanother player. A coin flips. Bottles from sports fans crowd the bar. Ready? Go.

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