The RevoLOOtion started in a bathroom in London where we left a pen hanging and wrote “because you never know when it’s coming” followed by “tag the rolls not the walls” and then kept exchanging messages and drawings in the empty toilet paper rolls. It became an interactive piece of the ongoing project “ARTtitude” which focus on the after life of toilette paper rolls and other domestic wastes.
Since then we’ve left messages everywhere we go: airport, train, public and friends toilette, bus stops, parks…
We photograph them too and create stop motion loops which we use in our live VJ sets and give away for free!
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RevoLOOtion @ Exhibitions
It has been great to take the concept out of d toilette into the public space and watch people interact and build upon the original pieces. It was publicly exhibited for the first time in the event Temporary Autonomous Artists and presented as a word game which allowed to combine and therefore express a number of ideas, thoughts and emotions.
The result exceeded all expectations and at the end of each hour, new words were introduced in the extra rolls we had left and new combinations met the pre-written phrases. On the second day, we reused the empty rolls of the event’s bathrooms to allow more visitors to intervene. At the end of the third and last day, whole sentences had disappeared or been taken, which cheered us on one hand [someone would have liked so much the artwork that they take it?] but confused in another [weren't they aware that they could do it as well in their own bathroom? or maybe they don't use toilette paper???]
Now the concept has traveled to Portugal but not the rolls! E-flyer calling people to save their empty loo rolls and bring them to the open exhibition at Netcast space, Lx Factory, Portugal.
in Lx Factory, Lisbon, Portugal
RevoLOOtion @ Public Spaces
in a Lisbon’s bus stop.
by Train from Aveiro to Faro, Portugal
in Benfica playground, Lisbon, Portugal
RevoLOOtion @ Others
RevoLOOtion @ Video Loops
Stop motion photography VJ loops. Download videos for free here
Some of the combinations of RevoLOOtion toilette rolls used for video loops.
RevoLOOtion @ FreeShop
So although you can do it yourself and we strongly recommend you to, we are also happy to ship any RevoLOOtion directly to your toilette or at least to your doorstep. Please donate for at least the post and don’t forget to include your address! [You don't need a Paypal account, all cards accepted]
RevoLOOtion @ links
Because we shit a lot, reuse for heART sake!
Here are a few links with plenty more ideas about what you ca do to reuse toilette rolls: