Video: Tilt's Panic Room Behind the Scenes at Hotel Au Vieux Panier

By - Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Last week we posted photos of the hotel room painted by French graffiti writer Tilt at the Hotel Au Vieux Panier in Marseilles, France. Hotel Au Vieux Panier is an amazing and unique space where every room is completely designed by a different artist. Yesterday Big Addict posted this video giving a behind the scenes look at Tilt and his crew as they completely saturate the room with tags and fill-ins. “For the little story, I did an installation at Celal gallery in Paris last year where I re-created an old hotel room in the basement of the gallery and “destroyed” it with tags and throw ups. I come from the most classic Graffiti culture and from the beginning I loved walls, trains, gates, and roof tops full of tags. I think it shows the energy of a city and how some people decide to enjoy their public domain. When Jess, the owner of ” Au Vieux Panier ” asked me to do that room, I first told her that I wasn’t interested in just decorating the room, but I wanted to create something that was more like an installation. I thought about it like a huge canvas where I needed to think about the composition and play with the empty white part of the room to accentuate the idea of chaos on the other part. Then I asked my friend Tober who has a great old school style for tags, Grizz who is also the man behind the camera (he’s also doing a video of the project that will come out soon) and Don Cho who is a Hip Hop singer from Marseille but who used to be a tagger from my home town Toulouse. “It took one week to do the whole thing because the idea was to exaggerate what you can usually see in some abandoned places. Too many tags, too many throw ups, too many drips… What I also wanted to show is that people can appreciate any type of graffiti, even the more basic, the ugliest, it’s just a matter of point of view.” -Tilt

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