Illustration for article titled You Could Even Say it Glows: Phosphorescent Smart Art Project

Don't adjust your rods and cones, this Smart Fortwo really is actually glowing like dandruff particles in a blacklit nightclub. It's part of an art project headed by Katharina Sieverding, whose large-scale self-portraits from the early 1970s convinced artsy types that photographs could succeed as legitimate conceptual objects (as well as being pretty creepy). Two of Sieverding's master-class students shot the Fortwo, which had been covered in luminescent green paint, in a series of photos that will be shown at Galerie Viaux in Berlin in March. The proceeds will go to charity.


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I seriously considered doing some parts of my house in luminescent paint. But then I read the data sheets, and the stuff is rapidly degraded by UV light. At a couple hundred dollars a gallon, it would suck to only get a few months of jollies out of it.

I'm sure it's for the best.