The Invasion Is Over

Space Invader

Seems ipowerweb loses my site for half a day yesterday. Anyone trying to access the site through normal means comes up against a brick wall. Sorry about that. My hosting company is probably melting in the heat.

If you’re trying to get at counterinvasion.com, you probably ran into the same thing. But in this case it has nothing to do with the heat. I shut down counterinvasion.com last week.

Two years ago, my friend Sara and I discover that Los Angeles is peppered with tiny mosaic Space Invaders. A little research reveals that this guy was responsible, and upon learning how many there were (over a huindred) we set upon a trek to spot every single invader in Los Angeles. The website is supposed to document our search. And it goes very well. We’re always going out on the hunt in different parts of town, photographing and cataloguing the little suckers.

And then this happens. The invaders are all gone. So after letting the site founder for a year, I’m closing it down. I’ll probably port it all over to this site and keep it going for posterity, but I can barely afford to pay my gas bill these days. Don’t need to shell out clams for an old site that no one visits.

It makes me kinda sad. We had so much fun hunting those guys down. It was a terrific bit of pop culture kitsch. But that’s the ephemeral nature of street art. Good things go away. And all good invasions gotta fade into mist.

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5 comments to “The Invasion Is Over”

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  1. Memo Pisa el Lodo - July 24, 2006 at 10:37 am Reply

    Does anybody still have any idea who was taking them down?

  2. Will - July 24, 2006 at 10:42 am Reply

    I don’t think so. One of the artspaces on the web would have said something.

  3. mom - July 24, 2006 at 6:35 pm Reply

    Attribute it to random violence. Or maybe someone wants his very own collection.

  4. Urb - LeftLane - August 6, 2006 at 3:24 pm Reply

    I first saw these little creatures in the Art of Rebellion street art book. I hope the invasion continues. I love these little buggers.

  5. Memo Pisa el Lodo - September 12, 2006 at 1:55 am Reply

    Perhaps now is the time to resurrect it?

    Check it:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/true2death/241320095/

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