Super ephemeral

Some pieces push street art and graffiti’s ephemeral nature to extremes. This kind of work falls into a category that I call “super ephemeral art.” Super ephemeral art often barely lasts longer than it needs to for the work to be preserved in a video or photograph. Just as so much street art and graffiti has escaped geographic constraints through the internet, the internet facilitated the removal of temporal constraints and many forms of super ephemeral art have become a viable option for artists working outdoor. Ephemerality doesn’t matter anymore. What matters is that the work was documented. The next few sections detail six of the sub-genres and variations of super ephemeral art: Buffable offenses; ad disruptions; tape art and yarn bombing; install, document and dismantle; performances; and performing graffiti or street art.

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