Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.
Now screening: Narcélio Grud Food Painting, Beerens Snail Work, El Mac’s promo for “Sangre Nueva”, and Doug Aldrich and Sam Octigan create a canvas.
BSA Special Feature:
“Tropical Hungry” food painting with Narcélio Grud
You are what you eat, son, so stay away from cow tongue! “Tropical Hungry” follows Street Artist Narcélio Grud into the market in the city of Fortaleza, Brazil and watches him pick up the discarded fruits and vegetables. What he does with them is delicious and takes art as “Food for Thought”. Also, it opens the conversation about what we do with the food that is not eaten, and reminds us not to waste.
A Snail Goes To Work: Michael Beerens
Set to a soundtrack of slow-jam reverie, the pacing of this video from the French Street Artist tells you that someone is in love with painting and is willing to take his time to get it right. Chill, Mr. Snail.
El Mac “Sangre Nueva”
For his new show that opened Wednesday in Denmark, this promo for El Mac presents evocative vignettes of motels, windshield wipers and pulp fiction. The mini movie rolls like the credits for a story that glides slowly through the desperation of the street in search of romance, escapism, and a little soul.
Four stars to Medvin Sobio.
Doug Aldrich and Sam Octigan: “Crossing Lines”
Here’s a recap of the recently exhibited show “Crossing Lines” featuring the collaboration of an Aussie and a New Yorky. Not specific to Street Art, although it’s possible there is some familiarity with the scene here, this video is a snapshot of how Bushwick continues to change and evolve into an arts district with the huge influx of new people over the last 5 years.