Robert Montgomery

“Robert Montgomery works in a poetic and melancholic post-Situationist tradition. Since 2005, he has carried out his WORDS IN THE CITY AT NIGHT project where, echoing the Situationist concept of detournment, he hijacks advertising space in the city, often illegally. He covers illuminated advertising billboards with austere black posters with white letters, which assume the color of the ad posters underneath and take their light, parasitically. His texts are part poetry, part an enquiry into our collective unconscious. They are intended to be encountered by commuters who don’t know they are art, and an attempt to describe in public space what it feels like to live now.”

(Robert Montgomery)

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One response to “Robert Montgomery

  1. theclicheherself

    i really really love this. wish you were in new york with me.

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