Graffiti has a long standing history with counter culture and resistance. Welcome to the resistance of the 21st century…
Artist Robin Bell (@bellvisuals) took to the streets of Washington D.C. this past Monday to stage a visual protest on Trump International Hotel. Without the use of aerosol or paint, Bell used the power of light to project his message on the facade of the building bearing the 45th U.S. President’s name. Although his installment only lasted for 10 minutes before being shut down, his images were captured on social media and soon began to go viral.
The message featured an excerpt of the emoluments clause from the United States Constitution which aims to restrict members of the United States government from receiving gifts from foreign powers.
According to this Los Angeles Times article, Bell has been working with the projector medium since 2001 and has turned it into a form of activism. Check out more of his messages and installments here!
No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.