BSA Film Friday: 07.10.20 / Chip Thomas and The Navajo Nation & Radio Juxtapoz

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

Now screening :
1. Chip Thomas and True Artivism

BSA Special Feature: Chip Thomas and True Artivism

We’re switching it up a little this week and recommending an audio podcast with Radio Juxtapoz instead a film. We think you’ll dig it.

Chip Thomas (aka Jetsonorama), his art, and his photography has of course been featured on BSA and his work/life/activism perhaps 40 times since the late 2000s, but its usually been a blend of other peoples’ stories that we have helped him deliver.

Larry King, a Church Rock resident who was an underground surveyor at the Church Rock Uranium mine at the time the dam failed in 1979, speaks to a group of anti-uranium activists on the 40th anniversary of the spill, July 16, 1979.  Activists were present from Japan and across the U.S (photo © Jetsonorama) Jetsonorama Tells “Stories From Ground Zero”

Over the years we have facilitated his historically informed storytelling on the health and life of people on the Navajo Nation, the US dumping radioactive matter there, issues surrounding climate change, the voting rights act, the March on Selma, the favelas in Rio, his “Painted Desert” multi-year project with invited Street Artists.

Chip Thomas in Brooklyn commemorating the March to Selma. (photo © Jaime Rojo) 50 Years From Selma, Jetsonorama and Equality in Brooklyn

All the time Chip has been showing us how to bridge communities, raise awareness, through socially engaged street art and photography.

Here you’ll enjoy Evan Pricco and Doug Gillen as they dig deep through the personal and professional history of this artist, activist, and doctor. For once here you’ll hear his actual voice and trace his navigational route in storytelling about himself and the path he’s taken to bring to the surface of our consciousness the people who the US historically makes invisible.

Chip Thomas Is Telling The Story Of The Navajo Nation Through Street Art. Via Radio Juxtapoz.