SMN BLACKBOARD - Carlos Navarrete, Chilean writer and artist tries to make sense of Scratch My Nose's outsider public blackboard poster intervention onto the streets of Santiago Chile, with his article ‘Pequeños Acontecimientos en la Ciudad Gris junto a los Andes’ (Small Events in the Grey City along the Andes) published in April 2013. English translation available.
SMN PLAQUES - Scratch My Nose arrived in Santiago only five weeks after the devastating Chilean earthquake of February 2010. With limited Spanish, ably assisted with his translation app on his iPhone, he tried to unravel the complexities of Chilean culture.
SMN POLE POSTERS - Scratch My Nose pole posters on the streets of Sydney are a surprising intervention into public spaces. But all these works would be deemed illegal under current laws in (NSW) Australia.
SMN 07 - Australian journalist Matthew Carney was based in Beirut (2000-05). He talks about his experiences in Syria and Scratch My Nose appropriation of Middle East political images on the streets of Sydney.
SMN SCREW - Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth describes Scratch My Nose CD ‘Screw’ as “Wild. Unlike anything I have heard really”. Seven Songs posted here.
SMN RADIO & SOUND - Stuart Brown returned from Scotland to find Sydney cultural landscape dramatically changed. He then met Scratch My Nose and discusses working with them.
SMN GOOGLE - Francesca Dominello writes about our quick consumer-centric culture and Scratch My Nose altered pole posters originally posted for a nightclub on the streets of Sydney.
SMN WHIPPY - ‘Whippy’ was a one-off performance in the Sydney CBD. The pivotal focus of the piece was the orchestration of sounds from three Mr Whippy vans and there theme tune "Greensleeves".
SMN PROPOSED NO LOITERING - Steve Cananne interviews Scratch My Nose about there own unique response to a local resident group ‘Proposed No Loitering Sign Area’ stencils.
SMN PUNCH & PUNCH & JUDY - ‘Punch & Punch & Judy’ was created in the tradition of the vaudeville sideshow. Locust Jones was at one of these shows - drunk and out of control.
SMN TAG - Cherine Fahd encounters with Scratch My Nose street writings of the early 1990’s and maybe (or maybe not) Scratch My Nose himself.
SMN FREE SPEECH - “We all love a silly sign, and they don’t get any sillier then this…” Sydney Morning Herald. Scratch My Nose response to the ‘Free Pauline Hanson’ poster campaign.
SMN FILM - Scratch My Nose short films were apart of a generation of sample and remix culture works which were inter-cut and pulverised. Five early SMN videos are posted here.
SMN FEATHERS - Scratch My Nose hijacked the extensive and lucrative ad campaign of the ‘Feathers’ retail fashion label poster.
SMN VARIOUS POSTERS - MScratch My Nose hijacked posters which assisted fatigued advertising copywriters work by paring down or adding words in order to match a much more important message to offset the original corporate message.
SMN EARLY PERFORMANCES - Andrew Davies returned to studies and was shocked to find a generation which had dissipated into career minded artists and designers. Then behold suddenly Scratch My Nose appears in his very classroom and gave a class speech in Swedish.
SMN EARLY POSTERS - Much of Scratch My Nose’s early posters are either undocumented or only partially documented. Many of these explored a number of visual possibilities with a very limited budget but with surprising results.
SMN POLE POSTERS 96 - Mark Stevenson encounters with Scratch My Nose re-worked pole posters and how ‘some graffiti that you’ve encountered in your life may just stay with you and you’re not always sure why?’
SMN POSTERS & INVITES - Scratch My Nose promoted many of their upcoming works with posters and some very absurd artefacts sent out to their mailing list.
SMN WHIPPY ARTERY GALLERY - On a cold winter’s night a Mr Whippy truck pulls up outside the gallery with orange flashing lights playing "Greensleeves", inducing the audience to the front window. Mayhem proceeds.
SMN SIGNAL BOX MUSEUM STATION - Scratch My Nose had planned five different performance pieces in Sydney Museum train station. But during the first performance, SRA officers brought a halt to the performance and the immediate closure of the space altogether.