BSA Film Friday: 09.18.15

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

Now screening :

1. Petro Wodkins makes Putin Sing and Explode: Sound Of Power
2.
PangeaSeed’s Sea Walls. Murals For Oceans 2015: Cozumel, Mexico.

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BSA Special Feature: Petro Wodkins makes Putin Sing and Explode: Sound Of Power

Showman, provocateur, and sometimes street interventionist Petro Wodkins periodically challenges political power with his strong handed and staged works that are, in turn, heavily marketed to the press and art media. Wodkins is not going for subtlety here in this high-rez commercial grade video production of Russian pop art – perhaps more of a mocking stunt than a detailed critique. But then we’re not Russians so we are sure we are missing many of the geo-political implications, but we do recognize marketing and this video leads directly to a product page, where you can purchase a bust of Putin with a speaker in his head: “The SOP bust is equipped with a high Quality Norwegian Driver, the FU10RB is an 4” full range driver offering distinct performance and sound clarity.”

Um, what?

 

PangeaSeed’s Sea Walls. Murals For Oceans 2015: Cozumel, Mexico.

It’s like Spring Break in Mexico with great murals, tattoos, beer and bikinis! What’s not to like? Also there is an connecting theme of saving the oceans and sealife. Actually this event invited forty international artists and assorted guests to come and paint and party and the people here appear to love it in this promotional video sponsored by clothing retailer The Seventh Letter. It’s PangeaSeed and like Pow! Wow! it is probably coming to a city near you!

 

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