“The Artvertiser” is a device replacing advertisements by artworks on the go. It was developed by Julian Oliver and Damien Steward starting in 2008.
I had the chance to take part in a workshop they held in May 2011 at Kuvataide (Art Academy) in Helsinki/Finland. For me the artists essentially provide the chance to replace advertisement with anything. This anything was carried out by us. However, in doing so they make a profound statement that anything is better than advertisement. I wouldn’t say I agree with it 100% and maybe that is not what they ment to do, but it is what I felt during the public walk that we did through Helsinki after the 3 days long (?) workshop.
Read more about the project here (including technical specs as well)
My personal documentation from the artvertiser workshop that took place in Helsinki in May 2011