The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal

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The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal
Directed by Matt McCormick
Starring Miranda July
Release date
Running time
16 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal (USA, 2001, 16 min) is an experimental documentary directed by filmmaker Matt McCormick[1] and narrated by Miranda July.[2]

It is based on original ideas and concepts of Avalon Kalin, that makes the tongue-in-cheek argument that municipal efforts by Portland, Oregon to mask and erase graffiti is an important new movement in modern art stemming from the repressed artistic desires of city workers.

The film screened at Sundance Film Festival and the Museum of Modern Art and received both critical and popular acclaim.[3][4][5][6]


  1. ^ Iain Aitch, "The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal", The Guardian, 14 May 2004. Accessed 11 November 2017
  2. ^ Wagner, Annie (August 23, 2007). "Anti-Graffiti Artists". The Stranger. Archived from the original on April 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "Film Buff - Filmmaker Magazine - Winter 2002". Filmmaker Magazine. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  4. ^ [1] Archived October 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
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  6. ^ [2] Archived August 30, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.