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BSA Film Friday: 11.07.14

BSA Film Friday: 11.07.14

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

Now screening :

1. “Circle of Abstract Ritual” Jeff Frost
2. Blek le Rat in NYC via Complex
3. Narcelio Grud: Free Roses
4. HotBox: Clamo’s Secret Cubby Hole by RTST

BSA Special Feature: “Circle of Abstract Ritual” by Jeff Frost

A little over a year ago on BSA Film Friday we asked you to contribute to the Kickstarter for this film and today we can report that it was worth it.

“This film took 300,000 photos, riots, wildfires, paintings in abandoned houses, two years and zero graphics to make. It changed my entire life,” says Jeff of this environmental cinematic stadium full of eye candy and awe.

“This film is art for the sake of art. It was made with much generosity, from the people who let me crash on their couches to the people who backed the Kickstarter to people who just wanted to pitch in: thank you. This would not have been possible without your help.

Every spare cent I make goes back into creating art.”

Play it full screen, and it may change your life as well.

 

Blek le Rat in NYC via Complex

Blek le Rat takes the train out into Bushwick and talks about his work, his history, and some of the Street Art folks on the scene he enjoys.

Narcelio Grud: Free Roses

Mr. Grud is back with a new 3D gift for people in a park. His mobile intervention is part art, part sociology, all heart.

 

HotBox: Clamo’s Secret Cubby Hole by RTST

 Chicagos RTST creative collective are known for their box truck art shows, as well as the creative sense of community that is built into their events. As summer turns to fall and winter, nights like this will keep you warm.

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BSA Film Friday: 01.31.14

BSA Film Friday: 01.31.14

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

Now screening :

1. Plotbot KEN on Acid Tanks
2. Story Of Abstract Ritual From Jeff Frost
3. Boohaha & Don Forty: Μαινάδες-Maenads in Athens, Greece.
4. Pixel Pancho in Santurce

BSA Special Feature: PLOTBOT Ken hits Acid Tanks

In this film by Isabelle Petit we can revel in the physical and material qualities of paint, dripping, smearing, speckled and strewn. With your air mask on you can  accompany these urban explorers as they venture into the carcass of industry that lays barren and toxic, corrosive and threatening to life. It’s a drums and bass soundtrack that accompanies the bubbling, spraying, steaming pastiche and the Berlin based Plotblot Ken gives an ominous darkness with his own industry in the detritus of that city, but really it could be anywhere in the abandoned industrial areas that litter our globe.

 

Story Of Abstract Ritual From Jeff Frost

“Hi I’m Jeff, an artist based out of Southern California. This is the story about how I became a nomad and embarked on an endless adventure,” begins photographer and director Jeff Frost as he describes his very visually stimulating and magical dance of inverted Joshua trees with light, motion, and sound — and many volunteers.

 

Boohaha & Don Forty: Μαινάδες-Maenads. Athens, Greece.

Oh no! It’s more foreboding music and broken glass as the camera hovers and slowly inches across the floor! Fallen leaves, dry leaves, desiccated branches with leaves, fluttering leaves. Then forms in darkness rapidly move in the shadows, maybe sawing something, maybe jumping on or stabling something. Don’t be afraid, it’s just a temporary sculpture installation in an abandoned space in Greece… with an excellent soundtrack.

 

Pixel Pancho in Santurce, Puerto Rico.

And to round out the collection with one more haunted and futuristic soundtrack, Pixel Pancho and Tost Films treat you to a stop action vision of how he creates one of his insectual future disaster scenes while the crazy cloud atmospherics of nature and post-production blurring are punctuated by the truculent punching of drumsticks and the sidewinding slathering of rusty razoring guitars.

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BSA Film Friday 08.23.13

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

Now screening: Bast and Pins, Nychos X Sheryo X The Yok on a Schoolhouse Rolldown, Jeff Frost. Modern Ruin: Black Hole and Roseanna Bach shares Wall\Therapy 2013.

BSA Special Feature: Bast + Pins
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Bast and Paul Insect just put out this stop action this week of what appears to be some  character painting in dilapidated buildings – and according to the accompanying text it was all shot on an iPhone 4. The soundtrack gives it a funhouse appeal and makes us want to go to Coney Island one last time before they tell us that summer has ended.

Nychos X Sheryo X The Yok on a Schoolhouse Rolldown

A couple of weeks ago The Yok launched the new edition of his King Brown magazine with a gallery show inside the schoolhouse in Bushwick. It was 8000 degrees inside but a few hundred people milled around to see the 30 or so new small works by artists like NEVS, Keeley, and N’DA. There was major spillage of people out the street and across it just to get some air and enjoy conversations and to see the rolldown in progress with Sheryo, Yok, and Nychos. Today you get to see the finished video of that piece.

Jeff Frost. Modern Ruin: Black Hole

Photographer Jeff Frost has been featured on BSA in the past – mainly because his high-def stop action videos of modern decay juxtaposed with natural wonder and beauty are so mesmerizing. Jeff is raising funds to complete his newest project “Modern Ruin: Black Hole” on Kickstarter, and you can check out the first few amazing minutes of the completed work here.

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“Modern Ruin is a contemplation of the idea that creation and destruction is the same thing (this half of the film focuses on destruction),” says Frost. The white hole from which our universe sprang, and the blackness into which it may disappear testify to as much, yet these bookends of existence are inadequate to address everything in between.”

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“As with all my films, every event depicted in Modern Ruin happened in naked reality, from the riots, to the optical-illusion paintings. In the same way that you, life itself and even the laws of the universe are deeply paradoxical, so too are the realities pieced together to form this non-reality.”

Jeff Frost. Modern Ruin: Black Hole

The first half of a film 150,000 photographs in the making combining time lapse footage of riots and optical illusion paintings.

Please take a look at Jeff Frost’s Kickstarter campaign for the second half of Modern Ruin:
kickstarter.com/projects/1051873420/modern-ruin-white-hole

 

Wall\Therapy 2013

BSA was the official media partner of Wall Therapy 2013 and as you know we covered it in multiple postings for BSA and Huffington Post (below). Here is a personal reflection from Rosanna Bach of some of the scenes she captured while there.

Check out our previous posts on WALL\THERAPY:

WALL\THERAPY 2013 Starts With FREEDOM in a Tunnel

WALL\THERAPY 2013 Daily Checkup and Scan of Founder Ian Wilson

Wall\Therapy 2013 Tuesday Update 7.22.13

Sarah C. Rutherford Flies High at Wall\Therapy

Wall \ Therapy 2013 Friday Update 07.26.13

Wall\Therapy Final Shots On Huffington Post

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Fun Friday 10.26.12

1. Perfect Storm “Big Freedia” Coming
2. Kid Acne, “Damn Straight” (Vienna)
3. Blue Dog at Michael Mutt (NYC)
4. “Las Calles Hablan” Group Show (Barcelona)
5. SANER Has “Catharsis” at New Image (LA)
6. Saner “Catharsis” Teaser # 2 (VIDEO)
7. Jeff Frost “Modern Ruin” Preview (VIDEO)
8. See No Evil 2012 (VIDEO)

Happy Friday NYC. Halloween is in full effect on the streets and there are people in costume at bars, at art parties, galleries, and in the corner deli throughout this weekend as we get ready for the Frankenstorm that is on it’s way from the South, West, and North. And from New Orleans another storm system called Big Freedia is set to hit on Halloween at Brooklyn Bowl. Watch the skies for this perfect storm – Ya’ll get back now!

 

Kid Acne, “Damn Straight” (Vienna)

This week Kid Acne has been led by his small army of sword-wielding women to Vienna, Austria for his solo show at Inoperable gallery with mono prints, graphite, screenprints, qatercolor, and more. The Kid says that the show will also feature a limited print “honoring the worlds first Graffiti Artist, Kyselak“, an Austrian who painted during the early 1800s. “Damn Straight” is now open.

Kid Acne on the streets of Brooklyn. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

Blue Dog at Michael Mutt (NYC)

With canine pragmatism, the Street Artist Blue Dog 10003 describes the rules of the street: “You put up and if people like it they take pics or poach it. If it sucks they slap over it.” Not sure how it applies to the rules inside the gallery ; “Re Tail Blue’s” is now open to the general public at the Michael Mutt Gallery in Manhattan.

Blue Dog 10003 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

“Las Calles Hablan” Group Show (Barcelona)

In support of a forthcoming documentary of the same name, Las Calles Hablan is the first exhibit by Mapping Barcelona Public Art and it is tracing the evolution of street art in Barcelona since the death of Franco. While this collection is not exhaustive, it gives an overview. Presented by MBPA at the Mutuo Centro de Arte, the show includes: Debens, Tom14, Kenor, Pez, Kafre, Alice, SM172, Ogoch, BToy and Gola. Now open.

Pez in Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

SANER Has “Catharsis” at New Image (LA)

“I visited Oaxaca a lot when I was growing up because my mother is from there, and certain traditions which they carried out there really caught my attention.,” says Mexican Street Artist Saner as he talks about his youth and the rich influences that can be traced in his work. Medvin Sobio curates Saner’s new show “Catharsis” at New Image Art Gallery in West Hollywood, CA. A cultural and stylistic fusionaire, Saner is clearly poised to influence many – Saturday night it is the place to be in LA.

Saner in Miami for Wynwood Walls. A collaboration with Sego. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

Saner “Catharsis” Teaser # 2 (VIDEO)

Jeff Frost “Modern Ruin” Preview (VIDEO)

See No Evil 2012. Street Art Way of Life (VIDEO)

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Jeff Frost Timelapsed Desert Squatting, and Painting

Artist and photographer Jeff Frost from Anaheim, CA, loves to shoot everything but he specializes in timelapsed photography that, when painstakingly layered together into a video, can be breathtaking. In this video he roamed deserts in California and Utah looking to squat in abandoned buildings, and to make art.

Image © Jeff Frost

Frosts’ sense of adventure and wonder gives him an unlimited access to the night sky and the movement of the planet as plays among the stars, and the occasional wildfire in the middle of the night. It also gives him license to experiment with geometric shapes, perspective, and popping color in the wide open decay of buildings in the sands. Thanks to nearly 40,000 photos and his imagination, we get to see his work as a video as well as a glimpse of a world without limits.

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The artist explains his practice:

“I have a serious case of wanderlust. My favorite thing to do is roam the deserts in search of abandoned buildings. When I find a room I particularly like, I set up camp there (sometimes literally), and proceed to paint a large mural on the inside of it. I photograph this process with a combination of time-lapse and stop motion photography. At night, if I’m not squatting in random abandoned structures, I shoot time-lapse of the stars zooming overhead.

When I return to the city I have two things: 1) a body that feels like a mean, mean man has worked it over with a baseball bat, and 2) thousands and thousands of high resolution photographs, which I use to make videos.”

Image © Jeff Frost

Image © Jeff Frost

Image © Jeff Frost

Image © Jeff Frost

Image © Jeff Frost

 

Learn more about Jeff Frost on his website and follow him on Twitter

 

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