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BSA Film Friday: 04.29.22

BSA Film Friday: 04.29.22

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

Now screening:
1. A Playgirl and Lowrider Life in Paintings
2. DRM Crew & Edward Nightengale in Berlin. I LOVE GRAFFITI
3. Elmgreen & Dragset: Useless Bodies

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BSA Special Feature: LA Playgirl and Lowrider Life in Paintings

“One of my friends said, ‘You make fine art for cholos,” says Los Angeles-based painter Jacqueline Valenzuela who depicts women lowriders in urban landscapes, murals and street art.

“For me its more important that the communities that I’m depicting feel like I am doing them justice.”


DRM Crew & Edward Nightengale in Berlin from I LOVE GRAFFITI

These young graffiti fathers are somehow feeling middle-aged and trapped: looking for the chance to return to painting trains. An open diary narrated describes the yearning to return to an earlier way of life, specifically graffiti bombing Berlin trains. The camera, sounds, and storyline all reveal how far they are willing to go to recapture memories for Berlin for graffiti writers Acid79, Micro, Shus, Area, Mad and Edward Nightingale. The result is an honesty about vandalism that is almost touching; a study of technique, materials, and patience – and a passion that is never quite quenchable.


Elmgreen & Dragset: Useless Bodies

Elmgreen & Dragset explore the present condition of the body in the post-industrial age – of course street art fans will think of Mark Jenkins here, but their additional narrative tells you that they think of the displacement of people wandering through post-industrial modernity, while his often references a more hopeful outlook.

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BSA Film Friday: 02.21.20

BSA Film Friday: 02.21.20

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

Now screening :
1. 5 Minutes with: Plotbot Ken via I Love Graffiti.de
2. Nadia Vadori-Gauthier: One Minute of Dance
3. Ron English: The Road To Heaven (Tribute to Daniel Johnston)

BSA Special Feature: 5 Minutes with: Plotbot Ken via I Love Graffiti.de

Plotbot Ken first caught our eye in the remnants of a factory full of environmental and personal hazards. His is an apocalyptic view of humanity and our shortsighted predilection for creating destruction and for poisoning the earth. But somehow he has made something positive from our dire idiocy. You don’t have to speak German to enjoy this video, or to understand the symbolism of his recurring gas mask motif, or his genius for placement.

Nadia Vadori-Gauthier: Une Minute De Danse Par Jour (One Minute of Dance Per Day)

In reaction to terrorist acts, dancer Nadia Vadori-Gauthier began a program to dance for one minute a day.

I dance as one manifests, like a small but daily one, to work for a living poetry, to act by the sensitive against the violence of certain aspects of the world. It felt like a series of small acts that might possibly prove to reconnect the disconnections in her own society. She sites the wisdom of a Chinese proverb to talk about her repeating acts of expression in the public sphere over many years: “Dripping water ends up going through stone.”

This compilation of her works can help us see that the aggregate of many small acts can indeed be phenomenal.

Ron English: The Road To Heaven (Tribute to Daniel Johnston)

Putting his thoughts and emotions in visual vocabulary, artist Ron English gives this personal offering as a moving tribute to the great singer/ songwriter Daniel Johnston, who passed away last autumn.

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