Details reveal zeitgeists. By sector. Repetitive tags appear, some fleetingly so, while others linger. Politics gushing, anger brewing, love infusing, the tags became the city’s soul. Zeitgeists age. They fade from view, invisible.
Elephant 45: Writer Philippa Snow begins her Jargon column with a vague ‘dictionary definition’ of the term noting how foolish it is to begin with one. But a word such as zeitgeist is by its nature undefinable. The ideas and beliefs of a time are dispersed and distracting, and different for everyone. A zeitgeist is about a group or a crowd; believers.
Zeitgeists are on the street. Nervous wrecks wandering aimlessly, their messages reveal moods and temperaments. Stickers, tags, messages and posters outline aims. Desire uncovered.