On Augmented Reality Advertising

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Takeover in Times Square July 24th, 2011

Public Ad Campaign & The Heavy Projects

Featuring John Fekner, Ron English, PosterBoy, Doctor D and Ox



Photo courtesy: Rebecca Fuller


Toxic Wastes Earth Day 2010 (Wastebed 13) Re-Edit

Multi-Media, Projects, Toxic Wastes, Video 1 Comment

A few days before the start of National Park Week and the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22nd, a major volcanic eruption in Iceland occurred. Whether it’s Mother Nature as in this case or man-made induced, these disruptions to our daily life create a moment to pause and contemplate the possible catastrophic impact on civilization and future generations. Read the rest of this entry »

Idioblast John Fekner City Squad, New York 1985

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This is John Fekner’s second record album. His first was produced two years ago by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Fekner is a visual artist as well as a musician. He is clearly associated with the East Village “Post-Graffiti” group. His word/images were shown at the Civilian Warfare Gallery in May 1984. IDIOBLAST is distributed by EXIT Art in New York. Read the rest of this entry »


Collaborations, Don Leicht, International Exhibitions, Multi-Media, Projects, Video No Comments

Turn Posters Installed in Bayside NY

Poster and Video Project

John Fekner & Don Leicht
This collaborative poster and video project was specifically created and installed in Sweden, ranked (3rd) with Norway (2nd) and Switzerland (1st) on the global list of countries according to the 2008 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) produced by a team of environmental experts at Yale University and Columbia University. To see how your country is rated: http://epi.yale.edu
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Toxic Wastes From A To Z (coming after you and me) 1981

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Toxic Wastes from A to Z (coming after you and me) is a parody of a children’s alphabet learning aid which runs alphabetically through a list of toxic pollutants. Martin Nisenholtz invites Fekner, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and others to experiment with an early interactive computer graphics system (Telidon) at New York University’s Alternate Media Center (Interactive Telecommunications Program). Fekner generates colorful shapes and patterns in a deceptively simple lighthearted manner to engage the attention of the viewer concerning the seriousness of hazardous waste and the effect on both the general public and the environment. Read the rest of this entry »

The Sight of the Child 1983-2008

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“I find them everywhere. Discarded objects from another time. The old folks are the only ones who remember the magic these shattered wooden cabinets possessed at one time. Read the rest of this entry »

Last Days of Good & Evil

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Conceived by street artist John Fekner, City Squad consisted of musicians and non-musicians, and functioned as a musical extension to the Queensites outdoor stencil projects.

When The Future Collides With History

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Performed by the John Fekner City Squad. Music & lyrics by John Fekner (voice) & Dave Santaniello (vocal). Animation and graphics by Andrew Ruhren and John Fekner and students from Southampton College, edited by Fred Baca. Thanks to Steve Grivas for playing the bass, deejaying pirate radio station (WHAT) in Jackson Heights, NY and encouraging me to pursuing the audio fun. This one’s goes out to Larry and Nancy Mullins. Dedicated to the memory of our best buddy, Dave Lella.

John Fekner’s Environmental Stencils 77-79 (Excerpt)

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Black and White+8mm 14 min. (collaboration with Fred Baca)

John Fekner began experimenting with video and audio, working with Fred Baca on Environmental Stencils 77-79, a grainy, grim, raw, b&w 8mm film/video that not only documents Fekner’s stencil projects, but is also a bleak portrait of New York City in ruins.

Another 4 Years(Edit/Elect08)

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Another 4 Years (Edit/Elect08) functions as a documentation of Fekner’s outdoor stencils in the South Bronx, but served as a reminder to vote on Election Day in November 2008. Most of the stencils and video are from 1980 when Charlotte Street was a victim of NYC’s financial crisis, greedy landlords, abandonment and arson.

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