The “Oficina de Gestion de Muros” (Walls Management Office) is an independent Spanish project that fills the empty spaces around the city of Madrid with art. WMO is putting the best street artists on the planet in touch with Madrid locals, neighbors, shopkeepers and businesses alike who have empty walls waiting to be filled with art. For their first project “Medianeras de Madrid”, or Joint Walls of Madrid, they worked with two amazing street artists: Blu and Sam3. Now, they are putting together a listing of artists to collaborate with other wall-owners. The person responsible for founding WMO is Remedios Vincent. I had a chat with Remedios to get to know a little more about this project.
Last October, Luzinterruptus participated in the 2010 Poetas por km2 poetry festival in Madrid with an installation of illuminated poems. They filled the garden with 1,000 white envelopes containing poems written by numerous poets specially for the occasion by the poets who participated in the festival. [Luzinterruptus Blog]