Minifie van Schaik Architects
MvS Architects
OverLogo 2003

artists:
Jan van Schaik and Lou Weis
date:
2003
location:
AC/DC Lane, Melbourne
www.movinggalleries.org.au
www.creativespaces.net.au/case-studies/overlogo



OverLogo is built nostalgia: a giant abacus of 7,000 play pen speheres which coalesced into a 1980's tram ticket.

Yearning for a time when trams were patrolled by conductors who carried leather purses and ticket punchers OverLogo attempted to 'validate' the city by putting a dark and grimy laneway on the map. This was achieved in spectacular fashion in 2007 when Coporation Lane, its popularity accelerated by OverLogo, was renamed AC/DC Lane in honour of the Australian band.

While Framing the laneway in the realm of high art, OverLogo was in turn designed to be framed by the ravages of the city. Becoming vandalised by night club goers and battered by garbage trucks it became tattered at its edges, just like the small yellow paper ticket it mockingly emulated.

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