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— "Before I Die"
Sonya Polskaya (www.partizaning.org), Moscow, May 2012.

“Before I die” — is a part of the Candy Chang’s project having the same name. Initially it was carried out in New Orleans — with help of stencils, slate paint and chalk on an abandoned building’s wall turned into a place for passerbys’ wishes expression. Funny, deep, touching and ridiculous dreams covered all the wall’s free space literally in one day. As there were no more space all the writings were documented and erased — it started all over again.

The event’s success made Candy Chang realize that walls like that should appear all over the world letting people from other countries share their hopes. Thus 19 “Before I Die” walls have already helped different parts’ of the world dwellers express their ideas. The project’s site collects statistics of life’s intentions — more than 25 000 replies from 7 countries have already been taken into account and now Moscow joined London, Melbourne, Lisbon, New York (Brooklin).

Project's site: www.beforeidie.cc

Text by author.

— The layer was created with Kobra Paint support.
— Special thanks to Sergey Pakhotin, Kolia KLZM.

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