Corrugated City

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Graffiti in Valparaiso

More stencil graffiti from around town:

Anyone want to explain this?


DIY revolutionaries:



Here comes...the same old year.


Not sure which genocide this is talking about:




Pro-Farcness in Valpo:



9 comments:

Meredith said...

Genocide: Germans massacred the Herero and Nama people in Namibia between 1904 and 1908, but it seems a bit far-fetched that Valpo stencilists would be worrying about that one.....

The Armenian genocide was in 1915, maybe they can't count?

No, I'm guessing it's metaphor, and I'm interested to know about what. So let me know if you find out.


Where was that grafitti, PS?

Matt said...

The Armenian genocide was my first thought but the dates don't match up.

All this came from a building on Yungay (about half a block down from Puro Cafe in Plaza Victoria).

Allie said...

I like the one with the baby screaming and making fists.

Strangely, it reminds me of you too...

Matt said...

Hey...that's not fair.

Ok. It is.

Anonymous said...

La matanza de Santa Maria de Iquique perhaps....That took place in December 1907...

Patricio

Anonymous said...

...although, technically, that massacre does not constitute genocide...

Patricio

Matt said...

Yeah, not really genocide. Not very nice but not genocide...

I'm stumped. Perhaps that was the idea? A trick to make people think and investigate genocide? Am I giving too much credit to the stenciller? It wouldn't be the first time I've been fooled by pesky stencil artists.

Anonymous said...

The first picture says "Piteate un Rector" . "Piteate" is slang word meaning "to kill someone" . Rector in Chile is the President of a University. So, the phrase roughly says "Kill the President" (not the President of the Republic, of course)

B.

Matt said...

Hey, thanks...learn something new every day :)