Invasion In The UK by Space Invader
Space invaders was a video phenomenon of the 1980s, heralding the birth of a new era in both technology and popular culture. 30 years on, French artist Space Invader has filled the streets with pixellated mosaic tiles of his work inspired by the original game, spreading them over the walls of more than 35 of the world’s biggest cities in the last ten years alone. Following Space Invader’s involvement in Elms Lesters’ ‘Small, Medium and Large’ Group show and his show, ‘Space Invasion & Bad Men Part II’ at Lazarides Gallery that showed his manipulation of the 80’s icon the Rubik Cube (check out images here) comes Invasion in the UK, which is a follow up of Invasion de Paris and Invasion Los Angeles. This book that takes a journey through England’s urban landscape that presents Invader’s work through hundreds of pictures and archives collected during an 8 year period of ‘invading’ when began in London in 1999. The book is now available at Colette.