Indecline

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Indecline
Logo for the Activist Collective INDECLINE.pdf
NationalityAmerican
MovementContemporary art, street art, graffiti, activism
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Indecline, stylized as INDECLINE, is an American anarchist art collective.

Members have said that the collective was formed in 2001 and is decentralized, with "dozens" of members in affiliated groups in several US states and a few foreign countries,[1][2] and have characterized it as "[an] underground movement [of] activists, musicians, graffiti writers, [and] photographers".[3]

Projects[edit]

Bumfights[edit]

In 2002 Ryen McPherson, Daniel Tanner, and others operating as Indecline Films produced the first video in the Bumfights series, Bumfights: A Cause for Concern. They subsequently took down the Indecline Films website, and have said they sold the rights to the series to two investors.[4]

Dying for Work[edit]

In August 2012, the group installed a billboard on Interstate 15 in Las Vegas with Dying for Work in black lettering on a white background and a dummy hanging from it by a noose; a companion billboard, also with a hanged man, read "Hope you're happy Wall St."[1][5]

Largest piece of illegal graffiti[edit]

In April 2015, eight people spent six days creating the largest piece of illegal graffiti in the world: "This land was our land", painted on a disused military runway in the Mojave Desert.[3]

Rape mural[edit]

In October 2015, in response to Donald Trump's calling illegal immigrants "rapists", the group spray-painted a mural depicting Trump with the slogan "¡Rape Trump!" on an old border wall on US territory approximately a mile from the Tijuana airport.[2][6][7]

Hollywood Walk of Fame[edit]

In March 2016, members of the group glued names of African-Americans killed by police over names on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and also glued the Indecline logo to the stars.[7][8]

Donald Trump statues[edit]

On August 18, 2016, using industrial epoxy, the group glued life-sized nude statues of Trump to the sidewalk in five cities: Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bort, Ryan (August 19, 2016). "We Talked to the Activists Responsible for Those Naked Donald Trump Statues". Newsweek.
  2. ^ a b Suárez, Matthew (November 6, 2015). "¡Rape Trump! Border mural depicts presidential contender with ball gag". San Diego Reader.
  3. ^ a b Taete, Jamie Lee Curtis (June 3, 2015). "These Guys Claim They've Made the Biggest Piece of Illegal Graffiti in the World". Vice.com.
  4. ^ "Hell's Tour Guide Part 2". Polly Staffle. CCF Entertainment. July 2006. Archived from the original on January 8, 2007.
  5. ^ "'Dying for work' billboard startles Las Vegas drivers". Fox news. August 8, 2012.
  6. ^ Pardes, Arielle (October 30, 2015). "Someone Painted a 'Rape Trump' Mural on the Mexican Border". Vice.com.
  7. ^ a b Rajghatta, Chidanand (August 19, 2016). "Anarchist artist tests limits with nude statues of Donald Trump". The Times of India.
  8. ^ Holley, Peter (March 31, 2016). "Why the names of African Americans killed by police took over the Hollywood Walk of Fame". The Washington Post.

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