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BSA Film Friday: 11.08.19

BSA Film Friday: 11.08.19

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

Now screening :
1. “AfroGrafiteiras” featuring Andrea Bak
2. Magda Cwik / Hotel 128 / Street Art City in France. Via After Hours Project
3. INDECLINE Presents: The Bird Box
4. INDECLINE Presents: Trumpster Fire
5. Mura Masa – Deal Wiv It with slowthai

BSA Special Feature: “AfroGrafiteiras” featuring Andrea Bak

AfroGrafiteiras is an urban art training project focused on the expression and promotion of the leading role of Afro-Brazilian women in activity since 2015.

Here in Episode 6 we get to see the bright mind of Andrea Bak as she talks about this Rio-based program that examines identity, society, tradition, and empowerment through the aerosol can.

To learn more about the #AfroGrafiteiras project visit www.redenami.com

Magda Cwik / Hotel 128 / Street Art City in France. Via After Hours Project

Check into the abandoned Hotel 128 in Lurcy-Lévis, France and you’ll find a stunning array of portals to worlds customized by Street Artists. Here’s the latest one, Room 108, painted by Magda Cwik.

INDECLINE Presents: The Bird Box

A quick commercial or not? Hacking the consumer system by re-cycling a new scooter craze into something useful for the homeless, who are now legion in LA? Either way it’s INDECLINE, who will literally tell you anything as long as you keep watching.

INDECLINE Presents: Trumpster Fire

You see the dumpster with Trump’s face on it, and you know what’s next. Thank you for completing the visual allegory that many have imagined.

Mura Masa – Deal Wiv It with slowthai

And now something new from the “No-Hope” generation. Back with his friend Slowthai, it’s a pop-locky-pock-marked-futility-fueled screed leading us into the weekend. Also, there is hope here.

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BSA Film Friday 08.30.19

BSA Film Friday 08.30.19

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

Now screening :
1. Don Rimx x Owley “Olor A Azucenas El Perfume Del Barrio”
2. Street Art Singapore (VICE)
3. LATINO Legends STREET ART in my BACKYARD! | Los Mendozas
4. Kitt Bennett “Sleeping Giant”


BSA Special Feature: Don Rimx x Owley “Olor A Azucenas El Perfume Del Barrio”

New Yorker/ Puerto Rican Street Artist Don Rimx illustrates his world and ours with his historical people, characters, and archetypes. For this recent piece in Brooklyn he focused on the guy who sells flowers, and the perfumeric effect he has on summer streets.

The mural symbolizes “a cultural bridge”: a flower vendor famous to San Juan, Puerto Rico. As Owley continues to develop his film-maker craft, his own personality is also beginning to emerge; a certain warmth and appreciation for his subjects readily apparent.

Street Art Singapore (VICE)

A quick study of the scene in Singapore at the moment, featuring a graffiti group of style writers and illustrators called RSCLS and a more traditional muralist named Yip Yew Chong. The vandalism laws are strict and violent, yo! So how do you get around them. Carefully. Also heavier topics like institutionalized racism, the surveillance state, and censorship are all hit on.

Respect to Vice for capturing these folks and their stories.

LATINO Legends STREET ART in my BACKYARD! | Los Mendozas

Santana, Selena, Vicente Fernandez, and Frida?

They are all heroes of Hispanic heritage in the house of Instagram comedian Jay Mendoza in Los Angeles. With the help of muralist Gustavo Zermeño Jr these neighbors get together to paint in Jay’s backyard.

Join the #LosMendozasFamily

Kitt Bennett “Sleeping Giant”

Yes, it will remind you of Ella & Pitr. And yes, Melbourne’s Kitt Bennett is impressive nonetheless.

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Checking into France’s “Hotel 128”

Checking into France’s “Hotel 128”

Right in the heart of the 13 buildings of Street Art City, (click HERE to read our article from yesterday), you’ll find Hotel 128.

The 4-story building, 14 meters high, 53 meters long, 11 meters wide, is home to 128 rooms  – thus the name. A derelict structure reserved for fulsome installations all individually painted by an international roster of artists invited in residency to paint by the co-founders Gilles and Sylvie.

ASU. Hotel 128 at Street Art City. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

Paid tours are available, artists are invited, and some programming happens on the grounds just to keep the conditions of the property cared for. Unlike many “artist takeover” buildings, none of these are slotted for destruction any time soon, so the artists are going to continue to explore their ideas for the foreseeable future and you are welcome to check-in anytime.

Here are some detail shots from a selection of rooms from BSA contributor Lluis Olive Bulbena.

ASU. Hotel 128 at Street Art City. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
ASU. Hotel 128 at Street Art City. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
OJI . FVP. Hotel 128 at Street Art City. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
SPYK. Hotel 128 at Street Art City. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
SPYK. Hotel 128 at Street Art City. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Raquel Bergueret. Hotel 128 at Street Art City. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Gomad. Hotel 128 at Street Art City. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Mosko. Hotel 128 at Street Art City. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Mosko. Hotel 128 at Street Art City. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Krystx. Hotel 128 at Street Art City. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Krystx. Hotel 128 at Street Art City. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Krystx. Hotel 128 at Street Art City. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Krystx. Hotel 128 at Street Art City. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Wesl. Hotel 128 at Street Art City. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Draw. Hotel 128 at Street Art City. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Kelkin. Hotel 128 at Street Art City. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Emar. Hotel 128 at Street Art City. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Emar. Hotel 128 at Street Art City. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Treze. Hotel 128 at Street Art City. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Art Is Not A Crime. Hotel 128 at Street Art City. (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
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“Street Art City” in the Middle of France

“Street Art City” in the Middle of France

Summertime spray-cations are as popular for the jet-setting aerosol explorer as much as your local graffiti and Street Artist. Grabbing your bicycle, taking a bus, or simply hiking with a backpack full of cans, many writers make a full day of it, or decide to camp out at the abandoned factory, hanging with friends and listening to music.

Aero (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)

For a photographer of Street Art and murals, its possibly just as much entertainment – just ask BSA contributor, Lluis Olive Bulbena. On vacation with his wife and grandkids between Lyon and Clemont Ferrant (about 250 km south of Paris) he discovered a compound filled with new paintings on the commune of lurcy-Lévis. Informally known as Street Art City, the project is the brainchild of Gilles Iniesta and features hundreds of works on facades out in the open and others in hidden locations – including many who have made the pilgrimage to leave their marks on the walls or inside the dilapidated rooms of Hotel 128 (more about the hotel tomorrow). .Thanks to some good crops of visiting artists this summer, it looks like rural France has a good selection of painting styles to choose from this season.

Aero (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Aero (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Street Art City (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
SimpleG 1 (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
SimpleG 1 (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Depose (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
BKFoxx . Zesoner (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
BKFoxx . Zesoner (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Atek (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Ted Nomad (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Ted Nomad (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Ted Nomad (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Caro Pepe (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Zesoner (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
CreyOne (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
CreyOne (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Oji . FVP (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Kelkin (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
More In Color (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
RTM ONE (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Stinkfish (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Soone (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Poncho . Garabato . Basto . Daco. MORNE (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
Street Art City (photo © Lluis Olive Bulbena)
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BSA Film Friday: 03.31.17

BSA Film Friday: 03.31.17

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

Now screening :
1. Vegan Flava – Trapped Peace
2. Rime “UP ON THROUGH”
3. Street Art City
4. 12 + 1 Roc Blackblock. Barcelona

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BSA Special Feature: Vegan Flava – “Trapped Peace”

The urban artist Vegan Flava typically is seen in abandoned buildings and ex-factories. Here’s a quick look at his studio practice, giving you an insight into the transition that many artist make from one venue to another, one set of materials exchange for a different set.

Rime “UP ON THROUGH”

“If I’m gonna play, I’m gonna play with some new math,” says graffiti/street/fine artist RIME on the attitude of risk-taking and experimentation that artists must continue to embrace to grow. In his case, his inspirations come from many sources and he shows you how he is digging deep in this promo for his current show at Wall Works gallery through May.

Street Art City

A Street Art outdoor museum called “Street Art City”, with an admission fee and selected artists re-facing buildings in a compound. For how many years have you said that the Street Artists are creating a museum? Here in LURCY-LÉVIS, France, one actually is opening on April 28th.

An additional project includes a 128 room former hotel with each room a separate installation by an artist. The idea has been successful elsewhere, including The Haus in Berlin that opens April 1, so it appears that the model of haunted house/ theme park is gaining interest – perhaps it will merge with art/music/performance festivals in cities around the world. Actually, bet on it.

 

12 + 1 Roc Blackblock. Barcelona

Roc Blackblock does his stencil mural for the 12+1 project in Barcelona and the video gives you a better idea how detailed and careful the work must be, particularly to create the birdcage that the protagonist finds themself withing.

 

 

 

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