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Satellite Records World’s Largest Urban Art GIF in Rio de Janeiro

Satellite Records World’s Largest Urban Art GIF in Rio de Janeiro

The Flamengo landfill in Rio de Janeiro was recently host the world's largest urban art GIF. Created by anonymous artist INSA, the work consisted of a huge floor painting that underwent minor changes recorded by the satellite 430 miles above the earth.

Sponsored by Scotch whiskey brand Ballantine, the painting - 619,000-square-feet of yellow and pink hearts - was produced by a 20-person team over the course of four days. With each new picture, the team altered the illustration so that, by the end of the process, the recorded images created an animated GIF (as seen above).

Despite the enormous efforts and resources, the work has the disadvantage that it can only be seen only online, due to its size and its slow production process.

INSA is known for his GIFs - or "GIF-ITIs," as he calls it - created from graffiti. He even created an iPhone application that turns static graffiti into animated art.

Here are some of the other works of INSA:

Reference: AN Blog . Courtesy of images: INSA

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Cite: Baratto, Romullo. "Satellite Records World’s Largest Urban Art GIF in Rio de Janeiro" [Satélite registra o maior GIF de arte urbana do mundo no Rio de Janeiro] 20 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Rosenfield, Karissa) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/601179/satellite-records-world-s-highest-gif-urban-art-in-rio-de-janeiro> ISSN 0719-8884

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