Sensitive Skin explores the isolation and dislocation experienced in the urban
environment and situates un-commissioned street art located on the city surface as a construct that potentially generates modes of plurality through immediate encounter, collaboration and intervention.
Sensitive Skin explores the inter-activity of street art. This is done through a reading of Nicolas Bourriaud’s Relational Aesthetics - a theory of art that takes as it’s theoretical horizon the realm of human inter-actions in social spaces. I demonstrate the inter-activity of street art through a discussion of the work of artists who work in a street context.
In doing so, I also draw attention to the virtual characteristics of the anonymous urban environment by locating street art as a virtual representation of the art world, the street artist as an avatar and the city surface as an online blog.
Keywords: Street Art, Relational Aesthetics, Virtual Reality
Masters Researcher, Printmedia, Sydney College of the Arts (University of Sydney)