Filthy Luker’s Space Invaders, Manchester

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Filthy Luker’s Space Invaders, Manchester

Street artist fashions retro arcade classic from roadworks paraphernalia...

You may have seen a curious pair of eyes ogling you as you walk from the John Peel Stage into the Dance Village at Glastonbury, you may well have seen ‘octopied’ buildings as far and wide as Taiwan – Filthy Luker‘s large-scale ‘art attacks’ have earned the street artist international notoriety for his wickedly surreal works.

Now, thanks to Make With a Red Stripe® – a creative initiative from the Jamaican beer brand – Filthy Luker has transformed hoardings around Manchester’s Town Hall into a stupendous urban-art version of everyone’s favourite retro arcade classic. “I’ve been obsessed with making art from street furniture for quite some time and had noticed the similarities between these road barriers and the classic invaders” says the art-attacker; and with LED lights transforming the installation into a fully operable game, our own obsessions can now be indulged on an unimaginable scale.

Luker’s retro roadwork-arcade for Red Stripe will be active until May.

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