We praise the work and the love that mothers around the world are giving today and every day, with gratitude and recognition for their shaping of our global society. Salute to all the mothers! Without them, it goes without saying, we’d be nowhere.
So here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Cake$, DG, Diez, GCG, HOACS, PREZ, Roachi, and Tag.
“Today people all over the world are wearing the keffiyeh to offer support to Palestinians in their struggle for freedom,” says Street Artists Cake$, who sends us this new piece he did near the separation wall. He says he considers the wall to be a symbol of oppression – but worries more now that Coronovirus has hit the region as well – so he depicts Jesus with a face covering. “Because of the pandemic, this stencil is also a caution sign for locals that you need to cover your face to protect yourself and others. A new study and computer model provide fresh evidence for a simple solution to help us emerge from this nightmarish lockdown. The formula? Always social distance in public and, most importantly, wear a mask, scarf or bandana.”
Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.
Now screening :
1. BEGR: Snow Painting 2. Gonzalo Borondo – ANIMAL 3. 2017 Women’s March from 50/50 Skatepark 4. What’s Your Story? PREZ
BSA Special Feature: BEGR: Snow Painting
Diggin the dreamy tip of this home-made video chronicling a frozen snowy winter day of spraying out with BEGR. Absent are the testosterone fueled showiness and fronting that sometimes characterize videos like this, instead the director BAZOOKAFILMS77 and the artist keep their mind on the art and invite you into the head. Great choice of tracks and attention to small details and interludes.
Gonzalo Borondo – ANIMAL
You may remember our piece in The Huffington Post about Borondo’s big mural in Berlin last summer and one community’s response to it. Here he is in a new show curated by Rom Levy called ANIMAL.
2017 Women’s March from 50/50 Skatepark
Here’s a home made slideshow set to music of scenes from the the Women’s March that vastly dwarfed the inauguration of Trump. That may have been our first clue…
What’s Your Story? PREZ From 50/50 Skatepark
We like this normal unassuming everyday interview with Staten Island graffiti writer and artist PREZ because it let’s him tell his own story while he’s just hanging out on a couch at a skatepark. And he has something to say, a few things actually.