Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.
Now screening :
1. “The US Tapes” with Fatheat and TransOne
2. Said Dokins: Stories of a Word
3. INO: Lost in Greece
4. Low Bros x Viva Con Agua
BSA Special Feature: The US Tapes with Fatheat and TransOne
“Listen, my only request…. When you’re done doing your thing, do an Italian flag with my daughter’s name on it,” says a guy who is shouting up from the street to the roof where two Hungarian graff writers are preparing to hit a wall with a giant rat in Jersey. That rat looks fantastic as it basks in the blinking glow of the marquee for Vinny Italian Gourmet on the streets in the Newark night below.
That scene alone can stand as their American iconic moment for the US Tapes, but Fatheat and TransOne documented a number of golden moments on their trip this winter to New York, Wynwood, LA, and Las Vegas. Travel with them as they try to square the television mythology of modern America with the one they are encountering in all its ridiculous free-wheeling self satisfied unreflective emotional consumerist funkified freedom*. Standby for sonic blasts from the cultural pulp soundbook and prepare for a celebrity visit.
Slyly they observe and sample and taste and catalogue the insights by traversing the main stage and the margins, smartly not taking it too seriously, finding plenty of places for wide-eyed wonder and wiseguy sarcasm. Steeped in graffiti history with mad skillz themselves, this is all an adventure. Generous of heart, they also share it with you.
Ready for your Friday road trip?
Said Dokins: Stories of a Word
You saw great shots and heard the story this week on BSA :
Now you can see the video. Oh, word?
INO: Lost in Greece
A perfect wistful interlude that turns this massive mural into an interlude. See more earlier on BSA with “INO and ‘LOST’ in the Port of Piraeus, Greece”.
Low Bros x Viva Con Agua
A brief shot with Berlin’s Low Bros as they create a wall “in our own visual language” in Los Angeles.