Space Invaders, A Street Art Movement, Not A Video Game

Any fan of video games who doesn’t know what Space Invaders is should be ashamed of himself or herself. But nowadays, it’s more than just a video game. It’s an art movement inspired by the video game.

The idea is nothing new, but the following is large enough to warrant it a mention. The Space Invaders movement involves nothing more than your average street art mentality. With a combination of stickers, signs, spraypaint, and urban landscapes, supporters of Space Invaders spread the image anonymously, and illegally, in any way they can.

First started in France, the invasion has now spread across the world. You can see remnants of Space Invader paraphenelia in Tokyo, Rotterdam, Paris, Istanbul, and Bangkok. It seems the only participants of this movements within the United States are located where you’d most expect them: in Los Angeles and New York.

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Vivian Hua 華婷婷 is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. She regularly shares human-centered stories through her storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2020, she will [hopefully] begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits.

Ask Vivian about MARSHMALLOWS, cuz she's gross... and being tips for being frugal while nomading!

Vivian Hua
vivian.redefine@gmail.com

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. She regularly shares human-centered stories through her storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2020, she will [hopefully] begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits. Ask Vivian about MARSHMALLOWS, cuz she's gross... and being tips for being frugal while nomading!

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