Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.
Now screening :
1. ENCHENTE (FLOOD) Eduardo Srur and Tché Ruggi
2. “LA PARED ES NUESTRA”
3. Shepard Fairey. Facing the Giant: Three Decades of Dissent. Part 1
4. Hot Tea. New installation in Asbury Park, NJ for Wooden Walls Project.
BSA Special Feature: ENCHENTE (FLOOD) Eduardo Srur and Tché Ruggi
News from Brazil this month reminds us that annual flooding in São Paulo kills people and destroys homes, thanks to the city being built on one of the largest river basins in the country. Public artists Eduardo Srur and Tché Ruggi combine mural painting and sculpture to address the struggles that people here face – including the displacement of people and homes and destruction of their lives.
The artists say, “With its exponential urban growth, the conflict of space
between the water and the city is getting more violent each year. The public
art portrayed is an answer to this sad reality of São Paulo. The film put light
on this conflict and approaches the relation of the
public art with the city and its inhabitants.”
“LA PARED ES NUESTRA” por ESCIF (spanish)
A new retrospective video on the community wall created in response to a people’s history. Inspired by the neighborhood movements of 1970s Spain, specifically the city of Sant Feliu de Llobregat, an open call to paint a central wall was responded to by 300 applicants in 42 countries. The jury selected 12 finalists and in council with local city council, local artists, and local historians and community leaders, an international jury selected Street Artist and ‘artivist” Escif as winner of the residency.
With thanks to the artist, the community, and to Kaligrafics urban art organization and Contorno Urbano Foundation and jury members Jaime Rojo (Brooklyn Street Art, NY), Mónica Campana (Living Walls, ATL), Veronica Werkmeister (IMVG, Vitoria), Fernando Figueroa (Doctor of Art History) and Esteban Marín (President, Fundación Contour Urbano), here is the story.
Shepard Fairey. Facing the Giant: Three Decades of Dissent. Part 1 by Chop ’em Down Films.
For more on this video please see our story “Facing the Giant: Three Decades of Dissent”
Hot Tea. New installation in Asbury Park, NJ for Wooden Walls Project.
A public art project now on display – for more info please see our full article and interview “Windswept Public Art at the Beach: Hot Tea’s New Installation in Asbury Park”
Hot Tea. Time-Lapse showing process for the installation above in Asbury Park.