BSA Film Friday: 09.13.13

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

Now screening: Joe Caslin on Achill-Henge in Ireland, Canemorto with Borondo in Bologna, Italy .

BSA Special Feature: Joe Caslin
on Achill-Henge in Ireland

BSA Film Friday this week brings you exclusive photos and film documentation of the new “collaboration” of an Irish Street Artist and a renegade real estate developer. For the next chapter of his socio-political Street Art project “Our Nation’s Sons”, artist Joe Caslin has an unmatched choice for a venue – an illegally constructed concrete sculpture called Achill-Henge.

Banksy had Toilet-Henge, in Nevada Jim Reinders created Carhenge, and this unauthorized 30 column, fifteen foot high tribute to Stonehenge has been under threat of demolition since it was erected one November weekend two years ago unilaterally by property developer ‘Anglo Avenger’ Joe McNamara, according to news reports.

A perfect spot for graffiti and Street Art, right?

Enter Joe Caslin, the recently graduated illustration artist who completed his public awareness campaign “Our Nations Sons” that we shared with you earlier this year on the streets of Edinburgh, Scotland. The contentious discussions that surround the existence of the massive sculpture as well as the fact that it is still standing makes it a superb location to wheatpaste the images of young men whom Caslin believes are callously demonized within Irish society. “It is a really controversial site which is loaded with opinion and as such was very important to the subject matter of my drawings,” says the artist.

Mr. Caslin and his small team, at least one of which is a participating subject of the campaign, have just completed a full installation on the walls of this poured concrete Achill-Henge high atop the wind-whipped hills overlooking the ocean.

The installation continued late into night and there were of course a number of technical issues to overcome but today BSA readers get to see exclusive photos of the project – along with a pretty stunning professionally shot video just released of the full installation.

(photo above © Gavin Leane)

 

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Joe Caslin “Our Nation’s Sons”. Achill-Henge, Ireland. (photo © Gavin Leane)

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Joe Caslin “Our Nation’s Sons”. Achill-Henge, Ireland. (photo © Gavin Leane)

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Joe Caslin “Our Nation’s Sons”. Achill-Henge, Ireland. (photo © Emily O’Callaghan)

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Joe Caslin “Our Nation’s Sons”. Achill-Henge, Ireland. (photo © Gavin Leane)

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Joe Caslin “Our Nation’s Sons”. Achill-Henge, Ireland. (photo © Gavin Leane)

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Joe Caslin “Our Nation’s Sons”. Achill-Henge, Ireland. (photo © Emily O’Callaghan)

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Joe Caslin “Our Nation’s Sons”. Achill-Henge, Ireland. (photo © Emily O’Callaghan)

 

See our piece on “Our Nation’s Sons” on The Huffington Post.

 

CANEMORTO with BORONDO in Bologna, Italy.

And on an entirely different tip, the wild and wooly lowfi classical Canemorto continue to impress with their raw wit. Why aren’t more people talking about Canemorto? This new stop action video by El Pacino features a collab with Borondo in an abandoned building with a soaring roof. Also, idiot sounds.

 

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