Indecline

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Indecline, stylized as IИDECLIИE, is an American activist art collective composed of graffiti writers, filmmakers, photographers and full-time rebels and activists.[1]

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,[2][3] and have characterized it as "[an] underground movement [of] musicians, graffiti writers, filmmakers, photographers [and] full-time rebels and activists".[4] INDECLINE focuses on social, ecological and economical injustices carried out by American and International governments, corporations and law enforcement agencies. "INDECLINE is NOT an anarchist group."

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.[5]

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."[2][6]

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 (35°16′50″N 117°23′52″W / 35.280664°N 117.397822°W / 35.280664; -117.397822).[4]

Rape mural[edit]

In October 2015, in response to Donald Trump's calling Mexicans "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.[3][7][8]

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.[8][9]

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.

Rail Beast[edit]

A video[10] posted to Vimeo on September 21st 2017 shows them spray painting a Union Pacific locomotive (UP 2519) into a tiger.

Legal issues[edit]

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