No Meaningful Message

Bills in Bogotá
La Candelaria, Bogotá, January 2010

I have no idea how this patch of wall came to look this good, but here’s the story I tell myself. The proprietors, tired of the front of their building being used as an ad­vert­ising hoarding, come around regularly with a scraper. They do not bother to en­tirely remove any of the bills and flyers: why leave a pristine surface for the fly-posters? They only make sure that no mean­ing­ful message remains. Maximum dis­ruption from minimum effort. They leave the ‘100%’ at the bottom right un­mol­ested as a self-assess­ment of a job well done.

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