BSA Film Friday: 03.13.20

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

Now screening :
1. VHILS: Stories Told with Explosives, Chemicals, and Power Tools
2. Our Collective Responsibility – eL Seed in London
3. Tomokazu Matsuyama: What inspires him to create his art?
4. Teenagers interview Barry McGee at ICA Boston

BSA Special Feature: VHILS: Stories Told with Explosives, Chemicals, and Power Tools

Blasting, buzzing, chipping, revealing. Vhils gives a tour to you with his creative destruction, exploration – and a spirit of discovery. He is reflecting on the idea of identity, your dreams, expectations of life and how they are shaped.

Our Collective Responsibility – eL Seed – London

Its been five years since the philosophical Tunisian-French street artist and muralist eL Seed painted this wall in the Shoreditch neighborhood of London. Overwrought with stirred emotions at the time because of recent terror attacks in Tunisia and London, it was a meaningful moment and installation for eL Seed, who now can reflect on it even after it is gone. A well-paced interview about his experience, it is placed in context by an Arabic calligrapher and a Street Art cultural commentator.

Tomokazu Matsuyama: What inspires him to create his art?

Brooklyn’s own Tomokazu Matsuyama may have been born in Japan, but his musings on self-identity, diversity, and globalization can only arise from the cultural mélange that gives birth to these considerations such as these.

Question; what’s the difference between sampling and copying, appropriating and paying tribute? Obviously these are themes battled for centuries, even your cousin Melvin used to tell you “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”. He also told you that NSync was probably going to be regarded as the Beatles of the 1990s, so keep that in mind.

Teenagers Interview Barry McGee at ICA Boston

Teens at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston interview Barry McGee.

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