Muralism as a whole still exists, alive in the graffiti community among others. This kind of public Art has always had this undoubted power to be viewed and to influence. However, it has also evolved into new forms — projection art can be seen as an ephemeral mural which can also move and be tweaked with.
A special shoutout goes to the work Île from 2018 by Jaime Lobato who presented an installation of projected video alongside an island of hardened resin. Similar to a mural, the work exists in a large surface of a room, involving the spectator on its concept; the piece serves to represent the idea of progress and dominance of technique sought after in the works we have looked at before, both (ready) media with its collection of essays and Siquiero’s mural. For the promotion of these ideals and the artists behind them, we have to thank Patricia and Doreen for their amazing work as professionals and community leaders in the art world.
As a conclusion, we understand that the struggles of Siquieros’s work are still ongoing. But we, nevertheless, are still arguing with the machine to get what we need, thinking about it and exploring the community of artists that [Anti]Materia and Janet40 have created. It is great to see a collective of digital artists pushing the boundaries of how beauty can exist in our world.