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CONTEXTUALI SATI ON Speci f i cf eel i ngsandmoodscanbeconst r uct edt hr ought heuseofdesi gn;havi ngt he powert omani pul at eandgener at esensor yandemot i onr esponses.Thewi t hdr awal andi ncl usi onofdi st i nctel ement swi t hi nagi vendesi gnhasaher edi t ar yef f ectont he sensor yandemot i onalr esponses.Bui l di ngont heexper i encegai nedi npr oj ect sone andt wooft hi scour se,Ihavecr af t edanexper i encet hatai mst oconst r uctt hef eel i ng ofr ebel l i oni nt hepar t i ci pant .Usi ngaur alandphysi calcomponent smycur at edexper i encemani pul at est heemot i onsoft hosewhousei t .Mymai ni nspi r at i onswer egr af f i t i ,vandal i sm andst r eetar t i st ssuchasBanksy.Ial sodr ew heavi l yf r om t he1970’ s punkr ockaest het i c,asi t schar act er i st i csar esynonymoust or ebel l i on. I thasbeensai dt hatRebel l i oni sar ef usalofobedi enceoror der ,I tmay,t her ef or e,be seenasencompassi ngar angeofbehavi our sai medatdest r oyi ngorr epl aci nganest abl i shedaut hor i t y.Rebel l i oni scommonl yassoci at edwi t ht hepunkr ocker aandi s r el at edt oar angeofdest r uct i veact i vi t i essuchasgr af f i t i ,r i ot i ngandvandal i sm.The subcul t ur eandmusi calgenr eknownaspunkr espondst o“ t hecondi t i onofpost moder ni t y”whi chcanbedescr i bedasaper sonalr esponset oapost moder nsoci et y ( Moor e,2006,p.322) . Thei deabehi ndt hi spar t i cul arpr oj ecti st ocr eat eapi eceofar tt hr ought hebehavi our sassoci at edwi t hr ebel l i on,basedont hewor kofBanksy,aBr i st ol basedgr af f i t i ar t i st .Banksy’ s“ cl osel yguar dedanonymi t y,pol i t i cal l ychar gedi magesandhi ghpr of i l eexhi bi t i onshavel edt ohi m becomi ngahousehol dname. ”( Anonymous,2011) Thi si scont r over si alasr ebel l i oni st ypi cal l yseenasdest r oyi ngaspect sof‘ ar t ’wi t hi n soci et y.Toachi evet hi spi eceofar t ,If eeli ti snecessar yt ocol l agei magesofwel l knowni deas,andper sonal i t i eswi t hi noursoci alconsci ousness.Ast hei magesar ef a mi l i art ot heuseri tgi vest hem anoppor t uni t yt oexpr esst hei rownt hought sand emot i ons,t hr ought heactofvandal i sm.Thear tpi ecei si nt endedt oevokeanout come si mi l art ot hewor kofBanksy. Gr af f i t icomesf r om t heI t al i an‘ gr af f i ar e’ ,meani ng‘ t oscr at ch’ ,andi sdef i nedasa dr awi ngori nscr i pt i ont hati sscr at ched,scr i bbl edorspr ayedont oasur f ace ( Anonymous,2009) .Gr af f i t ianactcondemnedasvandal i sm bymost ;ani l l egalact , t hatr ai sesquest i onswhent hear t i st i c,soci alandcul t ur alaspectar econsi der ed. Gr af f i t if ormanyi smer el yusedasat oolt oexpr ess,ort omakeamar k.Accor di ngt o t hear t i cl eBeaut i f ulVandal i sm,“ Gr af f i t ii sahugesubcul t ur ewi t hr ul es,musi canda vocabul ar yofi t sown.I thasf ashi onandt r ends,codesandmor e” .Thear t i cl eal so st at es“ anot heri nher enti r onyi st hef actt hati l l egal i t yi samaj orpar tofgr af f i t i ;ofi t s cul t ur eandi t svi suall anguage”( Anonymous,2009) .Ibasedt heexpect at i onsofmy cur at edexper i enceont hi sdef i ni t i oni nt hehopesofevoki ngaf eel i ngofr ebel l i onbut wi t hposi t i veconnot at i ons. Myexper i enceconsi st sofal ar gemount edcanvascol l agedwi t har angeofemot i onal l y char gedi mages.Thei magesIchoset ousei ncl udedvi sual l yl oudpunkst yl edar t , f acesofNew Zeal andpol i t i ci ans,hermaj est yt heQueen,DaVi nci ’ sMonaLi sa,and OsamaBi nLaden.Ial soi ncl udedal bum cover sofpunkbandssuchast heSexPi st ol s.Iwasver ypur posef ulwi t hmypl acementoft hevar i ouscol l agecomponent s, t r yi ngt ocr eat ej uxt aposi t i on.Al ongsi det hecanvas,var i oust ool swer epl aced,i ncl udi ngakni f e,scr ewdr i ver ,vi vi d’ s,pai nt sandbr ushes,spr aypai nt ,ahammeras wel lassever alnai l sandanel ect r i caldr i l l .Besi det hecanvaswasoner ul ewhi ch st at ed“ don’ taddanyt hi ngposi t i vet ot hei magesont hecanvas” .Thei deaoft her ul e wast oel i ci tsomesor tofr ebel l i ousbehavi ourf r om t hepar t i ci pant ,whet hert hey choset oobeyt her ul eornot ,ast her ul ei ni t i at edt hi sbehavi ouri ni t sownsense.To accompanyt heexper i enceandai dt hef eel i ngofr ebel l i on,mul t i pl et r acksf r om t he i coni cpunkr ockbandt he‘ SexPi st ol s’pl ayedal oud. WhenIf i r stputmyexper i enceupondi spl ayt hepar t i ci pant swer ehesi t antabouti nt er act i ngwi t ht hecanvasandexpl ai nedf eel i ngsofr espectt owar dst hecanvasasi fi t wer eanar tpi ecet hatwasnott obedef acedorvandal i sed.Though,i nsayi ngt hi s, oncet hef i r stpar t i ci pantbegant heact i vi t y,i tgavet heot her st her eassur ancet hat t heyhadper mi ssi ont of ol l ow.Thi sr esul t edi nsomesor tof‘ chai nr eact i on’ ,ani dea t hati scommonl yassoci at edwi t ht heactofr ebel l i on.Anexampl eoft hi si sGeor geL Kel l i ngandCat her i neCol es( 2009)‘ Br okenWi ndow’t heor ywhi chst at es,“ i fabr oken wi ndow r emai nsunf i xed,amessagei ssentt hatnoonecar esabouti t .Mor eandmor e wi ndowsgetbr oken;t hedest r uct i onescal at es”( asci t edi nAnonymous,2009) .I twas i nt er est i ngt onot et hewaysi nwhi cht heybegandef aci ngt hecanvas,dr awi ngi nappr opr i at ei mager yoveri magest hatweassoci et yknow t or espectsuchast heMona Li saandt heQueen.I twasal soi nt er est i ngt oseet hei magest hatIhadpr econsi der edt obet hemostl i kel yt obevandal i sedwer en’ t ,f orexampl et hepor t r ai tofOsama Bi nLaden.I nst eadpar t i ci pant sact edi nt heopposi t eway,wr i t i ngquot essuchas“ I l oveyou”overt hei mage,al t hought hi smayj ustbef orhumor ousr easons. Thr ought hi spr oj ecti tbecameappar entt hatt her ewer emanyunder l yi ngi deas behi ndt heconceptofr ebel l i on.Whatappeal edt omewast hati ni t i al l yt hepar t i ci pant swer ehesi t antt oappr oacht heact i vi t y,ment i oni ngt hei rr espectf ort heobj ect andt hei mages.Duet ounder l yi ngmor alandval ueswi t hi nsoci et y,t hepar t i ci pant s hadunder st oodt hatt hecanvaswasani t em cr eat edwi t hcar eandt her ef or eunder st oodt hati nf ol l owi ngt her ul eal ongsi de,t heywer egoi ngagai nstt hesemor al sandi n t ur nt her esul t i ngbehavi ourwasconsi der edr ebel l i ous.Par t i ci pant sexpr essedt hey wer e“ act i ngl i kesuchar ebel ”andment i onedt heywoul dneveri nvol vet hemsel vesi n such“ r i skt aki ng”behavi our .Ul t i mat el y,t hef eel i ngofr ebel l i onwasevokeddur i ng myexper i enceandt her esul t i ngar tpi ecesuccessf ul l ypor t r aysBanksy’ sphi l osophy.

REFERENCES Anonymous.( 2011,August30) .Banksy’ sl egacy.TheLawyer .Ret r i evedf r om Pr oQuestdat abase. Anonymous.( 2009,Oct ober31) .Beaut i f ulvandal i sm.TheNel sonMai l .Ret r i evedf r om Pr oQuestdat abase. Moor e,R.( 2004) .Post moder ni sm andPunkSubcul t ur e:Cul t ur esofaut hent i ci t yand deconst r uct i on.TheCommuni cat i onRevi ew,7( 3) ,305327. doi : 10. 1080/10714420490492238

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