A second level of transience can be assigned to the carrier medium – the train. The train is constantly in motion and transports the graffiti from place to place. The graffiti is transported through space and time until it is cleaned or painted over.
A third level of transience is represented by the moving image of a graffiti piece. When a train passes by, a dynamic image is created, a “blurred” representation of confused colours and lines. An abstracted image results.
Finally, the multi-layered process of graffiti spraying, cleaning and over-spraying represents a further level of transience. Often the cleaning works, with aggressive solvents, leave stains, discoloration and shadows on the original material (e.g. train surface). The repainting of a cleaned area can again cause unintentional and spontaneous chemical reactions. The process of intervention by third parties, either the “writer” or the cleaning staff, is transient and therefore always in transformation .
In this remarkable series, Furger crates a painting out of a usually ephemeral process. By depicting and capturing this transience, he creates an exciting tension both on an aesthetic as well as conceptual level.
Tania di Brita