BSA Film Friday: 03.11.22

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

Now screening:
1. Yoko Ono / Imagine Peace
2. Ogryz in Poland: Graffiti TV
3. Bikismo From Tost Films

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BSA Special Feature: Yoko Ono / Imagine Peace Digital Billboard Campaign

You wouldn’t know it by the continuous bombing that the US has been doing over the last 20 years or that Russia has been doing in Ukraine for the last 20 days or so, but it doesn’t have to be this way. We refer to a January article about it in Salon that says the US drops an average of 46 bombs a day, and they are not the only ones who are talking about this. They refer to the “December 2021 New York Times exposé of the consequences of U.S. airstrikes, the result of a five-year investigation, was stunning not only for the high civilian casualties and military lies it exposed, but also because it revealed just how little investigative reporting the U.S. media have done on these two decades of war.” Why don’t most of us know about this?

Let’s disincentivise war and make it completely unappealing for those who profit from it. And as Yoko has been saying for decades, Imagine Peace. Her new campaign of digital billboard messages are in London, New York, Melbourne, Seoul, West Hollywood, Berlin, Milan… As you listen to the atmospheric sounds on this video of her billboard in Piccadilly Circus in London, it’s surprise the number of American accents you hear, and the traffic sounds don’t sync at all with the action on the street. Obviously it is not meant to be a documentary, rather an aspirational idea.

Yoko Ono / Imagine Peace

Graffiti TV 097 Presents: Ogryz

Despite the chilly winter weather graffiti writer Ogryz from Białystok, Poland dedicates his time and skills to a fresh new wall, here captured by Graffiti TV.

Bikismo From Tost Films

Tost Films perseveres in the genre of graffiti/street art/mural video documentary making – taking their cues from the talent. In this video featuring the wildly talented Bikismo, a more comedic fun-loving aspect of the creative process is on display.

“The jewel of the Caribbean, representing wherever you are.”