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BSA Film Friday 09.26.14

BSA Film Friday 09.26.14




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

Now screening :

1. ELLE by DEGA Films – “Wild in the Streets”
2. Royce by DEGA Films – “Wild in the Streets”
3. ESOW, AIKO, KAMI & SASU: Tokyo Art In The Streets MOCAtv
4. ARYZ X FineArts Magazine

BSA Special Double Feature:

The Premiere of ELLE and Royce
Latest releases from DEGA Film series “Wild in the Streets”

BSA Film Friday is proud to premiere not one but TWO new videos this week from the 6 mini-doc series begun by Dega Films two years ago. “The goal of the series is to give the viewer a general glimpse of how the artists work in their environment and their works themselves from a first‐person point of view,” say the Atlanta native founders who settled into the neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn a couple of years ago. That was good time to witness the autonomous street art and graffiti scene that was pumping new stuff out weekly. and the film makers sought out and convinced various Street Artists to allow themselves to be followed and filmed in studio and on the street while doing their work, legal and illegal.

Free of verbal narration the videos concentrate on the actions and place of the artist in a fishbowl of human activity swimming all around them. The selections for soundtrack are increasingly dramatic to build a certain wild tension with the action – perhaps to paint the dramatic cat-and-mouse scenarios that dance in the head of the subject as they lurk in darkness  and shadow; at war with / at play with the rest of the world.  The most impressive scenes are when there is no music at all, and only the ebbing-flowing of street noise.

This weekend you will have the opportunity to witness a rare running of all 6 parts projected live on the streets! In a box truck fitted with a projector, Dega Films and Breaker Films will be hitting Williamsburg, Bushwick and DUMBO Saturday night and Little Italy Sunday night (free pizza while supplies last). To find out how to hook up with them on the street for some guerilla projecting follow them on Instagram @dega_films.

ELLE by DEGA Films – “Wild in the Streets”


Royce by DEGA Films – “Wild in the Streets”


Tokyo Art In The Streets MOCAtv

While in Norway this month we intersected a few times with Kenichi Yamamura, a film maker from Osaka who was shadowing every move of Toulouse based Street Artist TILT with his camera. Both he and his buddy plan to put out a 10 minute documentary on TILT later this year, which we hope to premiere here for you.

Ken also shared with us this very well done documentary he produced a little while ago with
Director Shinsuke Tatsukawa and Assistant Director Masashi Nagara about the scene in Tokyo, and they trace the path of a number of people who make art on the street there as well. ESOW, AIKO, and the duo KAMI & SASU all speak about the culture and the compelling forces that put them out in the street with paint in hand.

The attention here to small details, textures, composition, and the rhythm of the street quickly transports the viewer – and you become engrossed in the scene at the ground level.  Before you know it, this razor sharp story is over, and you realize how the creators’ thought process and storytelling has carried you gently to the end.


ARYZ X FineArts Magazine

Listen to Street Artist/ fine artist ARYZ as he contrasts his work in studio and on enormous walls here. He also speaks candidly about a few economic realities that enter into his equation when pursuing a career and he sheds some unfavorable light on people he calls parasitic who misrepresent themselves when inviting artists to participate in Street Art festivals.

“Some of these guys try to sell the idea that they are supporting this kind of ‘culture’ and in fact the last thing they care about is the artist.  These kind of people appear well in front of institutions because they are kind of cheap and they pay nothing to the artist,” he observes.

The Spanish artist also lays plainly the relationship between putting his art on walls and the demand that it creates from people who want to buy his studio work, so clearly there are opportunities created by these scenarios for the artist as well. The lamentations and observations continue through the end credits about the demands of producing large quantities of walls to remain relevant in the mind of the public – and naturally there is the discussion of the meaning of the term “street art” versus “contemporary art”.

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Making Deals Zine and Trumbull Studio Present: RELIEF: Silent Art Auction & Raffle Benefit. (Brooklyn, NYC)


Making Deals Zine and Trumbull Studio presents:RELIEF: Silent Art Auction & Raffle Benefit to support New York Residents Affected by Tropical Storm SandyFriday, November 9th, 2012

Silent Auction & Raffle begins at 6 pm – Final Drawing at 9:30 pm
@ Trumbull Studio, 143 Roebling St, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NYA huge group of established and emerging urban artists will have work for sale, and all proceeds will support LOCAL charities. Our goal is to help our fellow New Yorkers who have been hardest hit from areas like Far Rockaway, Staten Island, Breezy Point, and Red Hook. This is going to be a great event and all proceeds from the sale of your donation will go to our designated charities for the victims of Hurricane Sandy: New York Cares (, Red Hook Initiative ( and the Red Cross ( who have generously donating work for sale include (list is not yet final):

Abe Lincoln Jr.
Adam Lawrence
Aimee Lusty
Alexander Heir
Alexander Richter
Anthony Sneed
Brandon Haynes
Cash For Your Warhol (The Collection of Brooklyn Street Art)
Daniel Feral
DB for Stuck-Up
Emma D.
Gloomer KTS
Howard Shindler
Ian (Pop Mortem) McGillivray
Isabel LaSala
James Ivan Bailey
Jason Mamarella
Jon Bocksel
Jon Handel
Jowy Romano (Subway Art Blog)
Julian Gilbert
Kevin Foxworth
Lily Staley
Matt Dobbs
Matthew Hoffman
Martha Cooper
Mike Ion
Miss Night Catcher
Pawn Works
Ribo 22KIDS
Scott Meyers

This is Awkward / Russell Lee
Zato One
and more…


KosbeThere are several ways to donate at the event:
– An art raffle will be held where patrons have a chance to win artwork of their choice for as little as a $5 donation! The drawing is scheduled to be held at 9:30 pm and winners can take home their new artwork the same night.
– Select artwork will be up for silent auction. Bidding is scheduled to end at 9:30 pm.
-Blind monetary donations and credit cards will also be accepted.
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Week in Images 05.17.09

New Stuff as the summer explosion begins…

Faile has spun out to Bedford Avenue (or at least a couple feet from it) in one more of these spinning columns to thrill the kids and the throngs of Williamsburg denizens, fans, and followers.  Rumor has it that you can also charge your cell phone with the energy stored from the spinning, but we couldn’t find the jack : (

(photo SMKjr)
(photo courtesy of SMKjr)

Yes you did! (photo Jaime Rojo)

Yes you did! (photo Jaime Rojo)

Overhead shot (photo Jaime Rojo)

Overhead shot (photo Jaime Rojo)

Link to SMKjr video of this piece rotating

Aakash in the Eastern District (Aakash Nihalani)(photo Jaime Rojo)

Aakash in the Eastern District (Aakash Nihalani)(photo Jaime Rojo)

The eventual fate of all (Chrisian Paine) (photo Jaime Rojo)

The eventual fate of all (Chrisian Paine) (photo Jaime Rojo)

(el Sol 25) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Pleased to meet you! (el Sol 25) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Something to do with sports or something I guess (I'm Keith Hernandez) (photo Jaime Rojo)

"Something to do with sports or something I guess" (I'm Keith Hernandez) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Well framed piece (Momo) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Well framed piece (Momo) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Nobody's sculpture, yet Everybody's Sculpture (Nobody) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Nobody's sculpture, yet everybody's sculpture (Nobody) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Quilt (photo Jaime Rojo)

A riotous and quirky quilt to keep your construction site warm (photo Jaime Rojo)

(Stikman, Royce Bannon) (photo Jaime Rojo)

(Stikman, Royce Bannon) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Tong-Tong, who's there? (Tong) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Thong-Thong, who's there? (photo Jaime Rojo)

(Zaca) (photo Jaime Rojo)

A Barbie moment (God this better not be a product placement or I will scaaareeeem!) (Zaca) (photo Jaime Rojo)

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