Blu and David Ellis

In Combo, Blu and David Ellis made a series of super ephemeral work outdoors and recorded the process, turning it into a video. That is to say, they made an animation, and they made it outdoors on a huge scale rather than just drawing it out on a piece of paper. I’ve actually visited the place where Combo was made, and the remnants of the piece are pretty uninteresting unless you’ve seen the film already. The point was very clearly for the animation to be the finished product, and for that animation to be seen on the web by many more people than would have ever seen a single static piece on that same location. After all, they painted Combo in an abandoned monastery outside of a small town in Italy.

Above: Combo by Blu and David Ellis