Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.
Now screening :
1. Non-Trivial – Jesse Hazelip
2. Banksy Overlooked in Venice
3. DEGON 12+1 Project / Contorno Urbano Foundation. Barcelona
4. Christian Rex van Minnen ponders aloud about the creative process and how words can’t really explain a painting.
5. Gonzalo Borondo MERCI. Teaser #2
BSA Special Feature: Non-Trivial – Jesse Hazelip
“People think ‘Oh, prison is for people that are bad.’ That’s not the case. It’s a racist system. We need to raise the awareness on that.,” says graffiti writer, street artist and fine artist Jesse Hazelip in this new video.
In addition to speaking about his technique of engraving animal skulls, he speaks about the US justice system of incarceration that he compares to a “mass epidemic that is affecting marginalized people, mainly people of color who are black and brown.”
Banksy Overlooked in Venice
The Street Artist Banksy posted this video to cry crocodile tears on his Instagram during the Venice Biennale. “Despite being the largest and most prestigious art event in the world, for some
Extra points for the Doris Day score. Que sera sera.
DEGON 12+1 Project / Contorno Urbano Foundation. Barcelona
Bringing his mural to life by greenscreening it, Degon cleverly drops in the AR app that you’ll need to download for full enjoyment. Read more on “App Activated Kinetic Tagging by Degon in Barcelona.”
Christian Rex van Minnen ponders aloud about the creative process and how words can’t really explain a painting.
It begins with the heaviest of sighs.
“There’s never really a blank canvass moment in my process. There is a constant cycle of paintings that are at very stages of completion”
“ I guess I see these as just one long continuous painting”
And so we end our excepts from the dramatic reading.
Thumbs up to visual effects editor Mike Gaynor.
Gonzalo Borondo MERCI. Teaser #2
Spanish Street Artist and installation artist Borondo is taking over a church, bringing the cathedral qualities of the dark forest with him. His teasers for this project (culminating as “Merci” on June 21) are as illuminating as they are elusive.
“The church has been closed for 30 years,” we wrote this week. “If you wait long enough the natural world will overtake this temple, covering it with moss, wrapping it with ivy, filling it with trees. “
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