Eye Bomb
A lightswitch in the offices of a certain magazine publisher situated on Hunter Street, Newcastle.

A lightswitch in the offices of a certain magazine publisher situated on Hunter Street, Newcastle.

Hunter St, Newcastle

Hunter St, Newcastle

Spreading the word, at Newcastle TAFE campus, Tighes Hill.

Spreading the word, at Newcastle TAFE campus, Tighes Hill.

Beaumont St, Hamilton

Beaumont St, Hamilton

Take a closer look. Public toilet on Beaumont St.

Take a closer look. Public toilet on Beaumont St.

Interview with an Eyebomber

What is eyebombing?

You know the jiggly eyes you buy at craft shops to make puppets? They are placed strategically on inanimate objects and signs and advertisements in public spaces.

Why eyebomb?

As eyebombing.com states: “…the goal is to humanize the streets, and bring sunshine to people passing by.”

Is it vandalism?

Wikipedia defines vandalism as “ruthless destruction”, “criminal damage” and “defacement directed towards any property without permission of the owner.”

But I stick my jiggly eyes onto property with “blu-tack”. It can be easily removed and leaves no marks upon removal. So nothing is destroyed or spoiled. Eyebombing is a mix of art and entertainment (when you see something that has been eyebombed I dare you to try not to smile).

How long have you been eyebombing?

Publicly for a few weeks now, before that I used to just do it around the house, thinking I was a little weird for doing so, then discovering that others were doing it too.

Photos?

If you find yourself on this tumblr blog and you’ve taken a photo of something that has been eyebombed in Newcastle, feel free to submit it. We’ll be doing the same.