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Fintan Magee, Puerto Rico, and Rising Sea Levels

Fintan Magee, Puerto Rico, and Rising Sea Levels

Fintan Magee chose this water tower shape to feature a local San Juan boy carrying an iceberg – while the water levels rise and flood his world. Perhaps he is remarking on the fact that we are burdening the next generation of people with a host of ecological disasters to carry on their backs.

The Australian artist has been merging his graffiti practice and studio practice on the streets in large murals in recent years and often he uses the opportunity to speak to social and environmental ills, many on a global scale.

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Fintan Magee for Santurce Is Ley 6. Puerto Rico February 2016. (photo © TotsFilms)

For the 6th edition of the Santurce es Ley Festival, Magee addresses rising sea levels due to climate change and asks passersby to envision the coasts of world being re-defined and imagine the hardship it may incur. “Despite the low C02 emissions of small island states in the Caribbean,” he explains on his Facebook page, “rising sea levels, increasing natural disasters and other affects of climate change are a huge threat to the small nations who’s economies are dependant on fishing, tourism and agriculture.”

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Fintan Magee for Santurce Is Ley 6. Puerto Rico February 2016. (photo © TotsFilms)

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Fintan Magee for Santurce Is Ley 6. Puerto Rico February 2016. (photo © TotsFilms)

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Fintan Magee for Santurce Is Ley 6. Puerto Rico February 2016. (photo © TotsFilms)

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Fintan Magee for Santurce Is Ley 6. Puerto Rico February 2016. (photo © TotsFilms)

 

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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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