The Wall

In the nineteenth century, the cyclorama was a popular form of mass entertainment. Narrative paintings done on lengthy stretches of canvas, they were either put up in enormous exhibition spaces for people to file past, or were scrolled behind a screen with a scene made visible in a window while a narrator described unfolding events. Cycloramas told stories that lent themselves to linearity, from Mississippi river cruises and whaling expeditions to the Battle of Gettysburg. Now, the graffiti artist MadC has rebooted the cyclorama genre. Only the navigation she recountsówhich she describes as the fictionalized life of a dedicated graffiti writeróamounts to a tour through her own inventive, techno-dystopian mind.

[via Beyond the Beyond]

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