Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.
Now screening :
1. Ella & Pitr: Utsira Island
2. Shepard Fairey Paints Fannie Lee Chaney mural “Voting Rights”
3. The Sound of Strijp-S Mural
BSA Special Feature: Ella & Pitr: Utsira Island
It is funny to see this video stamped with the name “Street Art, Utsira ” because Utsira is an island with about 200 inhabitants off the coast of Norway, and there not many streets. Also, this piece is not on a street.
Regardless, french roof painting couple Ella & Pitr made a trip there recently and squeezed in one of there cuddly characters, who looks like he is on the lamb from the huge childrens story book that he escaped from. Stay tuned for some exclusive shots and reportage on the making of this piece and their upcoming show at the local pub!
Shepard Fairey Paints Fannie Lee Chaney mural “Voting Rights”
It’s not finished yet in this home made time lapse, but it is is educational to see how Shepard Fairey works when creating this mural across from the entrance of Burning Man.
Based on a James Marshall photograph of Fannie Lee Chaney, Shepard is teaching us about civics and the importance of the right to vote. Mrs. Chaney’s son was killed along with two white friends while trying to register black people to vote by the Klu Klux Klan in the 1964 Freedom Summer rides in Mississippi.
The Sound of Strijp-S Mural
A very slick and commercial mural of artists who have performed here in the Strijp-S district of the Dutch city of Eindhoven.
This is the home of electronics giant Phillips, which explains the shout out on the mural. The eclectic lineup of artists includes Belin, Zenk One, Vincent Huibers, Sven Sanders ,Pim Bens and Studio Giftig.