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Invader’s new book available at Books & Books!
Who are you?
(that's my alias). I always appear masked in public, so no one knows my face.
Some people call me a polluter, others say I'm an artist. I prefer to think of
myself as an invader!
What's the Space
Invaders project about?
The idea is to
"invade" cities all over the world with characters inspired by
first-generation arcade games, and especially the now classic Space Invaders. I
make them out of tiles, meaning I can cement them to walls and keep the
What made you
choose Space Invaders as the main character for the project?
Lots of reasons.
I see them as a symbol of our era and the birth of modern technology, with
video games, computers, the Internet, mobile phones, hackers and viruses. And "space invader" is a pretty good definition of what I'm doing...
Is there a
The act in itself
is political, as 99% of the time I don't have authorization. Otherwise, it's
more an experiment than a protest. Obviously there's the gaming aspect too, as
I've spent the past eight years traveling from city to city with the sole
objective of getting a maximum score.
Are you still
Absolutely. Not a
week goes by without new Invaders appearing.