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BSA Film Friday :01.22.16

Posted on January 22, 2016

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Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.

Now screening :

1. Narcelio Grud: Public Music Box
2. OXYGEN: Michael Beerens for #Cop21
3. Vera van Wolferen: How To Catch A Bird. Stop action animation based on a childhood memory.
4. Wasteland 2: Trailer by Andrew H Shirley

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BSA Special Feature: Narcelio Grud: Public Music Box

Narcelio Grud has a track record of transforming public space in an unassuming manner that actually engages people directly. Here is his latest urban intervention – a music box for pedestrians to listen to while waiting for the light to change.

OXYGEN: Michael Beerens for #Cop21

A sultry blues and jazz soundtrack gives a laid-back tempo to the unassuming spraying and rolling of white paint, then light blue, then blue, then black. People and police saunter by in this rather poor district of Aubervilliers, near Paris, and sometimes they linger while this swarming school of fish unveils itself before them.

With this painting, I wanted to create a window of oxygen, firstly, to give a bit of fresh air to this area,” Bereens tells BSA. “Especially I wanted to remember that more than half of the oxygen we breathe comes from the oceans, thanks to phytoplankton.”

This large pool of reflection in an otherwise grey area occurred at the invitation of Olivier Landes from the association “Art en Ville” that created the project in combination with the Cop 21 climate conference in Paris last month.

 

Vera van Wolferen: How To Catch A Bird. Stop action animation based on a childhood memory.

This is not related to street art but is possibly inspirational. At the least it succeeds at an almost impossible feat – causing a New Yorker to calm down for 4 minutes and actually follow a story, contemplate it.

“When I was eight; my dad taught me how to fish. He told me to take the worm off the hook after fishing, but I had no idea why. After fishing I forgot about the worm and left it dangling on the hook. If I only knew then what the consequence of this action would be. “

 

Wasteland 2: Trailer by Andrew H Shirley

“This is UFO, his work is everywhere!”

“I’ve been following his tag all over the place!”

“He’s All City?”

“He’s All Knowing.”

This and more thrilling, chilling, and existential dialogue is promised for the upcoming D.I.Y. film “Wasteland 2” from visionary and bon vivant Andrew H Shirley this summer.

With a stellar animal-headed graff cast of Wolftits, Avoid, Smeller, Rambo, Noxer, EKG, and UFO 907 crew on the roster, it’s anyone’s guess where the adventures will take viewers, but there may be beer and weed involved.

“I’m a drop of paint flowing through a rushing river of confusion.” Hilarity ensues!

 

 

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