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Happy Thanksgiving 2014

Posted on November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving to You from BSA.

If you have something to be thankful for, hope you find it today. For our part, we are thankful for you and we send our very best wishes.

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 Photo © Jaime Rojo

 

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FRA Biancoshock Re-Purposes Street Bollard for Pleasure (VIDEO)

Posted on November 26, 2014

Yes you do have a subconscious. It travels with you throughout your adventures in the city.

Often it is evolving and devolving on the path to sexual aspirations, and somehow the shapes and the curves of our built environment all seem to know this, evoking more of those stirrings. Hungry? Thirsty? Perhaps you are thinking of food and drink and suddenly everything reminds you of it. Cities and these inanimate objects are downright carnal, if you think of it. The city itself could alternately bring you to orgasm or help you squeeze fresh oranges. Or both.

Fra. Biancoshock, an experimenting public artist from Italy, discovered recently in Krakow that the decorative crown on those steel bollards that poke straight up from the pavement can also be employed for more pleasurable purposes than directing traffic.

It’s one of those things that makes you say,”why didn’t I think of that?”. Perhaps you did.

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Fra Biancoshock begins his installation in Krakow Poland with the help of the municipality… (photo © Fra Biancoshock)

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Fra Biancoshock. “Street Squeezer” Krakow, Poland. Nov. 2014. (photo © Fra Biancoshock)

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Fra Biancoshock. “Street Squeezer” Krakow, Poland. Nov. 2014. (photo © Fra Biancoshock)

 

Opiemme in Thailand and the Centrifugal Force of Flying Text

Posted on November 25, 2014

Did you see that movie Words and Pictures? A bit sappy and chock-full of 1st world problems, but some good acting and an underlying premise that has been argued for centuries; The battle between the power of words and the power of visual art.

With the proverbial “a picture is worth a thousand words” sending writers into nose bleeds and apoplexy to the delight of painters who insist they illustrate a greater universe, we need to ask what happens when someone uses words to paint pictures? Street Artist Opiemme makes work that embodies the battle, celebrating both.

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Opiemme with Kanaet on the right. (photo © Opiemme)

Here we have recent images of text and letters flying apart and magnetically clinking back together into shapes. These are lyrics, poems, prose. All are written across walls, like their cousin graffiti, but using the technique associated with Street Art – the stencil, sometimes the brush.

It is no surprise that Opiemme is poetic when describing these various new installations while travelling in Thailand. It’s all theoretical, theatrical, mythological, philosophical. He even quotes Italian biologist/geneticist Giuseppe Sermonti.

“We are discovering that we are made of stars,” Opiemme says, “stars born in nebula by materials from the Big Bang. Thanks to gravity, the elements are in a whirlwind-vortex.” As you look at the forms coming together and splitting apart with spiral movements in outer space, clearly the words and the paintings are both fundamental for Opiemme.

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Opiemme with Kanaet on the right and Sanchai on the left. (photo © Opiemme)

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Opiemme. Vortex. Detail. (photo © Opiemme)

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Here is a tribute to Kurt Cobain in the 20th anniversary of his death, featuring a left handed Fender guitar comprised of lyrics from “Even in His Youth”, by Nirvana. Opiemme (photo © Opiemme)

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Opiemme (photo © Opiemme)

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Opiemme (photo © Opiemme)

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Opiemme (photo © Opiemme)

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Opiemme (photo © Opiemme)

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Opiemme (photo © Opiemme)

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Opiemme (photo © Opiemme)

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