At the end of 2017, the Mexican artists Said Dokins and Leonardo Luna visited the Netherlands thanks to the invitation of Heerlen Murals, Street Art Today and Locatie Spatie in Arnhem. During their trip, they created an amazing series of light calligraphy called ‘Inscription and Erasure: Heliographies of Memory.’
Said Dokins: “It is surprising how many bicycles can be seen in Amsterdam! Kilometers and kilometers of cycling routes, canals with small boats that can take you from one place to another. We were invited by Street Art Today to collaborate in the project of their museum for urban contemporary and street art, that will open next year in Amsterdam.
We worked in Amsterdam-Noord, the old industrial area across the IJ river. Currently, it’s going through an accelerated process of gentrification, that has given rise to a new urban area at the river shore with hotels, restaurants, galleries and museums that have turned the neighborhood into a place of production and consumerism characteristic of post-industrial cities. From another perspective, the local people of that side of the river that had lived there through generations in social care housing, feel every day more unconnected to their own neighborhood.”
Read the whole story on Said Dokins’s website: Light calligraphy tour in the Netherlands