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BSA Film Friday: 05.27.22

BSA Film Friday: 05.27.22

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

Now screening:
1. Wasteminister – Greenpeace
2. Слава Україні! (Glory to Ukraine)
3. Bordalo II via Rafael Estefania

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BSA Special Feature: Wasteminister – Greenpeace

Using Boris Johnson’s exact quotes, Greenpeace illustrates his folly, and ours.

What if all the plastic that the UK exports in a day were dumped on his head instead?

Directed by Jorik Dozy & Sil van der Woerd
Concept & Production by Studio Birthplace
Co-Produced by Park Village
CG Production by Method & Madness
Produced by Sean Lin

Greenpeace – Wasteminister



Слава Україні! (Glory to Ukraine) Via Spray Daily

The graffiti term “Throwup” takes on a different tinge as we watch our young people pushed into war, yet again. Not the rich ones of course. Here’s a wartime video from Ukraine, Nokier & Reys – who say in their Youtube description that they are doing some street bombing and delivering aid and bulletproof vest plates to Ukrainian graffiti writers defending their country.



Bordalo II via Rafael Estefania

“It doesn’t make sense for me to be related to some big brands that don’t really care about the environment. If they are not doing a good job, no way.” Wonder which brands that sponsor Street Art/graffiti culture events and publications meet this criterion?

Gone is the “Disgusting” sweatshirt. Here is the “Life is Beautiful” t-shirt. Why do we think he’s just kidding? Artur Bordalo, also known as Bordalo II, the artist/street artist from Lisbon has been telling us all to awaken to the wasting/polluting of the earth that we are doing. This overview introduces his work to a larger audience – although you could argue that his estimated 190 animal street sculptures made of recycled trash in 23 countries had made his argument more powerfully – and directly.

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BSA Film Friday: 04.01.22

BSA Film Friday: 04.01.22

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

Now screening:
1. ERWTJE83 turn to Spray Daily’s Black Lines
2. Ai Weiwei “Turandot”, His Version
3. Gold Digger: An Ephemeral Installation in an Historic Location


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BSA Special Feature: ERWTJE83 turn to Spray Daily’s Black Lines

Graffiti writer ERWTJE83 shares with you the finer details of his practice here for Spray Daily’s Black Lines series. Since the early days of writers, the blackbook has been endemic to the culture. Similarly, the subway bench (or ‘writer’s bench’) was a place to share with peers and discuss. Today, the metaphor carries to Youtube, where you can get inspired by ERWTJE83’s command of think felts and black lines. Of course, you have to have product placement in the composition too because, you know, the man.


Ai Weiwei “Turandot”, His Version

He was an extra as assistant to the executioner. That was 35 years ago in the Lincoln Center staging of Franco Zeffirelli’s production of “Turandot”. He says he was just trying to pay New York rents.

They haven’t gotten any cheaper by the way. An average Manhattan studio is more than $2,300. When AiWeiWei was in “Turandot” here the same studio would have been $1000.

Nonetheless, here Ai Weiwei is in Rome, triumphant after last nights closing of one week of performances at Opera di Roma. He says he never would have predicted this. Seeing the cast in street clothes rehearsing is revelatory as well.

Name: Turandot
Direction, Scenes, Costumes, Video: Ai Weiwei
Location: Teatro Costanzi, Opera di Roma
Dates: March 22-31, 2022


Gold Digger: An Ephemeral Installation in an Historic Location

I ain’t sayin’ they a gold digger. Wait. Yes, I am.

Gold Digger, the ephemeral installation winner of the first prize at the Tortosa’s A Cel Obert festival, a festival of ephemeral interventions held every year since 2014. Designed by architects Nicola Baldassarre, Salvatore Dentamaro, Francesco Di Salvo and Ilyass Erraklaouy, the ephemeral art transforms a historical space – without harming it. 112 thermal blankets cover the 16th century Patio de Sant Jordi and Sant Domènec dels Reials Colégis.

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BSA Film Friday: 08.06.21

BSA Film Friday: 08.06.21

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

Now screening:
1. FEM – Graffiti Documentary
2. GRAFFITI TV: HUNGR
3. SOFLES / MARVEL

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BSA Special Feature: FEM – Graffiti Documentary.

Now from Bremen, Germany – “Just like a sports addiction, or a sugar addiction, I’m basically addicted to graffiti.” Fem says she is like Sherlock Holmes, Crocodile Dundee, and Pipi Longstocking all rolled into one.

FEM – Graffiti Documentary. Via Spray Daily

GRAFFITI TV: HUNGR.

Speaking of crocodiles, here’s a summertime Hungr spraying out a wall ankle deep in water, wearing a pair of crocks.

SOFLES / MARVEL

Here you are again, about to be drawn into the Sofles vortex, this one particularly MARVELous.

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BSA Film Friday 04.01.16

BSA Film Friday 04.01.16

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

Now screening :

1. Herakut: Masters Of Wrong from Eric Minh Swenson
2. Shark Toof by Koncrete
3. HM Heads – Copenhagen. Spray Daily
4. Gary Stranger. The London Wall. Global Street Art

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BSA Special Feature: Herakut: “Masters Of Wrong”

HERA + AKUT=HERAKUT – a back-to-basics introduction to Herakut today, since new fans are joining the fold and need to become acquainted with a duo that has been on the street around the world for years and has been moving into galleries for a while also.

Here at the white box Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles for their “Masters of Wrong” show it is a different view entirely from the street surely, including paintings evenly spaced across white walls as well as an area for a more immersive environment.

Outside, “The wolf that wins is the one you feed” is the Cherokee wisdom they paint on the side of the local high school, and in the commercialization of the Street Art world, we see this enmeshed dichotomy more daily.

Let the softly kinetic paddling of the marimba escort you through their political and social commentary, now more overt and obvious and  satirical than ever, as they show you their new show and their new works for exhibition and for sale.

 

Shark Toof by Koncrete

Good to hear the story directly from the LA artist about the deliberations that go on when creating the image. It is interesting to see what the construction is, and how skillfully Shark Toof integrates his formal painting training into the vocabulary of graffiti and the street. His sharks are pleasantly realistic and scary and comical all at once – how is that possible?

 

HM Heads – Copenhagen. Spray Daily

And for those of you who are bored with the legal walls, here is a collection of videos of aerosol train pieces that appear to be largely illegal and immense. HM Heads in Copenhagen lead the tale with stealthy crawling through the weeds on hands and knees up to the locomotive over a dramatic/thoughtful guitar duo of anxious plunking and low wailing. After finding a suitable location between parked trains and some testing of the aerosol valves, the outlining begins in a deliberate and planned lay of lines and fills. The lyrics begin and within the first few lines the vocalist says “I have lost the will to live”.

Shortly thereafter a wall of scourging guitars builds and the camera shot gets shakey – and the shot quiets down again for some smooth linework and polka dots. Aside from the blurred faces and the jaunty, somewhat tentative movements of the painting crew, you would not have reason to think that this is done without permission. Is it? The video ends with a very long sequence of trains pulling into stations – crisp modern cars with colorful outcroppings of characters and letters, sometimes complete cars. The volume hikes upward, the Prodigy starts talking about smacking their bitch up, corks are popped and the furtive busting through fences increases as the unfettered aerosol continues.

 

Gary Stranger. The London Wall. Global Street Art

And we end this weeks collection with Gary Stranger from the MSK Crew doing this completely legal mural on something called The London Wall, a rotating art gallery that has works related to, you guessed it, London.

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