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BSA Film Friday: 09.06.19

BSA Film Friday: 09.06.19

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

Now screening :
1. Swoon and The Heliotrope Foundation: A Catalyst For Local Change
2. One Minute Dance: Petites Deambulations Sur “Paradis Perdus”
3. Festival Concreto #5 – Narcelio Grud in Fortaleza, Brazil
4. Murfy Paints Mural for La Fiesta de los Corremayo


BSA Special Feature: Swoon and The Heliotrope Foundation: A Catalyst For Local Change

Long term economic development? From a Street Artist? Sustainable homes? Jobs? Schools?

Yes, if the question is about Cormiers, Haiti and the answer is Street Artist Swoon with her Heliotrope Foundation. You can draw a direct through-line from her earliest wheatpastes of people on the street to the earthquake surviving Haitians whom these buildings and programs are for and from. By listening, sharing, and working alongside, the volunteers and foundation have been building community. And you thought it was all about vandalism, didn’t you?

One Minute Dance: Petites Deambulations Sur “Paradis Perdus”

Nadia Vadori-Gauthier, the performance artist behind the project One Minute of Dance Per Day, has teamed up with other dancers for a new project titled Petites deambulations sur “Paradis Perdus”

Festival Concreto #5 – Narcelio Grud in Fortaleza, Brazil

For 6 years artist, professor, and organizer Narcelio Grud has gradually grown the Concreto Festival in Forteleza. As he and the team prepare for November’s new edition, he tells BSA readers about this video recap of Concreto 5.

“In the timespan of 9 days, downtown Fortaleza received more than 40 artists from Brazil and all over the world to participate in the 5th edition of Festival Concreto – International Festival of Urban Art. Great names from the urban art scene, such as Mônica Nador, Guto Lacaz, Inti Castro, Sabek, SatOne and others, met between November 16 and 24 to color and democratize art in the city.

In the year of 2018, the Festival brought interventions and other activities to Downtown neighbourhood in Fortaleza, Brazil, called ‘Centro’. The idea was to occupy and reestablish the connection with an area of the city that was once a great place of cultural movement, especially in the city’s ‘Belle Époque’. All this brought color and movement to the local landscapes, realigning the neighbourhood to a greater valorization of urban culture.

In the video, you can watch most of the activities and artworks that took place in the Festival, as well as participant artists, staff members and the general public talking about their experience within Concreto.”

Murfy Paints Mural for La Fiesta de los Corremayo

Muralist Murfy was in the south of Spain to paint this four-story portrait of a child on the street. “This is a girl dressed in a harlequin costume,” he says of the outfit, “a typical feature at a party in southern Alhama de Murcia, which is where this is.” The La Fiesta de los Corremayo is at the end of April and beginning of May and features bands, music, food, and lots of dancing in the streets by people wearing variations of the harlequin.

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BSA Film Friday: 02.15.19

BSA Film Friday: 02.15.19

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

Now screening :
1. MADC at Dresden Airport
2. Jorge Rodriguez-Gerarda “COR” Santa Coloma de Gramanet
3. Murfy: Paisaje De Vida
4. ZTwins / Industrial Aesthetics

BSA Special Feature: MadC at Dresden Airport Old Terminal

“This kind of concept here is that  you really see how I evolved during the last 22 years,” says MadC as she traces her own history in cans here in this old terminal in Dresden, Germany. It’s like going to school.

Taking a page from the Selina Miles/ Sofles playbook, Red Tower Films documents crisply the aerosol slaughter of an airport, rocking hard to a steadily snapping pentameter.

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Jorge Rodriguez-Gerarda “COR” Santa Coloma de Gramanet

“Can you hear the heart beat? In this amphitheater in Parc del Pins you will definitely see it from every seat.” we wrote this week about this new Spanish floor installation by artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerarda


Murfy: Paisaje De Vida

A nice meditative timelapse called PAISAJES DE VIDA by Murfy, presenting a window into a massive natural valley.


ZTwins / Industrial Aesthetics

From Belgorod, Russia (“The White City”) come the ZTwins to talk about their roots as kids in this industrial city of factories and abandoned worksites. They tell you that this helped them develop what they call “Industrial Aesthetics”

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