DAKU and his installation that comes to life with daylight

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18 October 2019

The installation of DAKU recites a Shakespeare quote and appears only with the sunlight.

Daku, India’s most important anonymous street artist, is taking part in the festival “Life is beautiful” 2019, to present the latest addition to the series “time changes everything” in collaboration with justkids.

The typographic installation, located in Fremont street, a district known as the corner of writers in Las Vegas, features Shakespeare’s words in block letters, as a tribute to the library that once housed the building.
It says: ‘very slow for those who wait, very fast for those who are scared, very long for those who lament, very short for those who celebrate’.

An installation kept alive by the light and that slowly falls asleep at dusk of day. The letters are placed perpendicularly to the wall with L-shaped supports: the sunlight makes the projection visible on the wall, at sunset the letters become Italicized and at night they are completely camouflaged, becoming one with the white facade.

Text by Giordana Bonanno.

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