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BSA Film Friday: 10.31.14

BSA Film Friday: 10.31.14

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

Now screening :

1. “A Tale of Two Murals” Atlanta on PBS

BSA Special Feature: A Tale of Two Murals

Today we take you to the hot swampy south of the US to see two murals destroyed by Atlanta neighbors who are offended by the sight of bare breasts and surrealistic serpents.

PBS and PBA do an excellent job laying out the painful odyssey of organizers and volunteers at the Living Walls festival as they find themselves caught in the triangulation of “public art”, where great creative ideas go to die.

In a way, these events are all part of the conversations on the streets that we see daily in the Street Art world, minus the paperwork and hearings. Every Street Artist knows the stuff they put up may last a day, a week, or a year before it degrades naturally or by the hand of another.

But it is a special kind of torment that is activated by grandstanders and showboaters who wouldn’t otherwise take any interest in cultural edification of any kind – suddenly taking intense offense by the imagination of artists.  Their outrage seems misplaced, to say the least.

As an addendum to this PBS piece, we’re told by Trevor Keller, the director of the documentary, that these murals are back in the news this week. “The public art ordinance that is debated at the end of the documentary is now back and being moved through Atlanta City Council,” he says, “re-igniting the public art/community/government debate.”

Read more about it here:

http://www.artsatl.com/2014/10/public-art-ordinance-docket-raises-hackles-art-community/

 

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BSA Film Friday 08.16.13 – Living Walls Atlanta Edition

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

Now screening: The Videos from Living Walls 2013.

BSA Special Feature: The Videos from Living Walls 2013

Part of the team at Living Walls is dedicated to documenting in video what the experience is and to finding new engaging ways of telling stories. With a nice sized media team who take their work seriously and with a healthy sense of fun, LW2013 has been talking to a number of people – the artists, the organizers, the volunteers, the neighbors. This year this crackerjack team of talents are giving you a progressive account of the behind-the-scenes events at regular intervals so you can feel like you are experiencing it with them.

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Hanging at the Goat Farm; A still from video by the Living Walls 2013 Media Team (© Living Walls)

At last nights block party in the Edgewood section the team also projected some their video pieces on a big screen during the night market to share the events with the community in a very inclusive celebratory way while bands played in front of the huge illuminated piece by Sten Lex. While ROTI completed his wall live in front of a gathered crowd in a parking lot on the main drag, other walls by artists like Gaia, Nanook, Nuezz, and JR were all receiving the star treatment up and down this developing strip for the steady stream of art fans and revelers paraded by.

At BSA Film Friday we’re happy to give a huge shout out the team who puts together this very impressive work and to salute them for their vision, creativity and collaboration. Together they are exploring and presenting new ways to capture and tell the story of Living Walls Atlanta.

The Living Walls 2013 Media Team:
Dustin Chambers
Brandon English
Wil Hughes
Albert Lebron
Mike Morgan
Justin Newton

Jason Travis

Here are the 4 sequential updates so far for Living Walls as well as a special video with Street Artist JR.

JR came in advance of this weeks events to install new pieces commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Part I – Living Walls Conference 2013

Part II – Living Walls Conference 2013

Part III – Living Walls Conference 2013

Part IV – Living Walls Conference 2013

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Living Walls Concepts Presents: Everman Invites The Public To Participate. The Goat Farm (Atlanta, GA)

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The ubiquitous and iconic Evereman crafted a unique game for the city of Atlanta, attaching his distinctive emblem everywhere. Usually in the form of a wooden magnet, Evereman offers the city to interact with their surroundings by collecting and redistributing his art. Evereman is for everyone, or as he puts on the back of each piece, Evereman is “4 U ATL.”

This Memorial Day, Living Walls Concepts invites the public to participate in Evereman’s technique. Starting Sunday, May 27, participants will have the chance to create their own wooden magnets in Evereman’s studio to scatter about Atlanta and beyond the following day.

Want to get involved? First, stop by AM1690’s “Vari-Okey” event this Saturday, May 26 at the Goat Farm and sign up for Evereman’s workshop through ARTWORKS, the new digital platform that will transform involvement in the Atlanta arts scene. If you miss the event, check back to our website to sign up. Anyone and everyone should participate.

After the workshop, Evereman will create a mural intervention somewhere in Atlanta’s urban landscape. We’ll keep it secret for now, but when the time comes workshop participants will be notified where and can take part in the installation.

Workshop Signup
Saturday, May 26
8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
The Goat Farm
1200 Foster St. Atlanta, GA 30318

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