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BSA Film Friday: 07.31.15

BSA Film Friday: 07.31.15

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

Now screening :

1. eL Seed in London
2. Amo-Te Lisboa: An Ignominious Street Art Movie (Trailer) 2015
3. Wall Therapy 2015: A Teaser
4. Face Time: Various & Gould in Berlin
5. Lurky Wolfpack: The Lurkers

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BSA Special Feature: eL Seed in London

In town for the Shubbak Festival, London’s largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture, Parisian/Tunisian artist eL Seed creates a wall using his distinctive blending of Arabic and graffiti lettering.

Here an added dimension to his practice is revealed as you listen to a political blogger and patron describe the context of a rise in graffiti in the Middle East in the last few years. Similarly you can gain a quick appreciation for the art and the history of the Arabic calligraphic script and how eL Seed adapts it to convey a deliberate textural message as a highly ornamental mandela on a busy London street.

The site is the Village Underground and the video’s producer Mr. Cedar Lewisohn.

 

Amo-Te Lisboa: An Ignominious Street Art Movie (Trailer) 2015

“This Street Art thing is a mountain of soft-boiled shit,” says Txakurra, the wizard-like dragon seer who admonishes the boys from Cane Morto for wasting their painting talents on mere mural making. To make amends he sends them on a mission to Lisboa where they promise to do illegal works of art and possibly, to regain their endangered souls. Let’s see a show of hands for people who can’t wait to see this movie!

 

Wall Therapy 2015: A Teaser

Wall Therapy is wrapped for this session, but the videos will keep coming all through August, so keep your eyes on this space. You can also see more of the images in our piece this week for BSA and The Huffington Post

 

Face Time: Various & Gould in Berlin

You read our posting when it first went up (“Face Time” with Various & Gould in Berlin) – now you can see the video!

 

Lurky Wolfpack: The Lurkers

The troublemaking Lurkers are back with their street meat interludes, rhyming sessions at the home made studio, and drop dead gorgeous lady friends looking at you as if they wished you would drop dead.

“Sarajevo based Grime collective Lurky Wolfpack bring to you their hotly anticipated street banger ‘Eastern Block Anthem’.”

 

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BSA Film Friday: 02.13.15

BSA Film Friday: 02.13.15

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

Now screening :

1. The Lurkers: “Bricks of Parmigiano”
2. India’s Largest Mural: Tribute to Dadasaheb Phalke
3. Rone goes to Hollywood
4. CERN: Updating Philosophies
5. General Howe Hijacks GI Joe: “Hector Delgado Has PTSD”
5. No Limit Street Art Borås: 2015 Teaser

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The Lurkers: “Bricks of Parmigiano”

“Bunga, Bunga, bitches, Berlusconi,” raps the yet-to-be rap sensation Lurky Luciano as his new single drops. A send-up of Hip-Hop cliches with slow flow, satire, train writing, pasta, free Gaza, plenty of stereotypes about Italian culture, this new video by The Lurkers brings it.  Also your homie Jesus appears in the sky at the end, as he will.

India’s Largest Mural: Tribute to Dadasaheb Phalke in Bombay

1st year Ghandi, this year Bollywood. The second year of St+ Art India brings another record-breaking mural of the cultural icon that launched a million careers in the Indian film industry, and many more dreams in theater seats, Dadasaheb Phalke.  The largest mural so far, this one is by Ranjit Dahiya, with help from Yantr, Munir Bukhari and Nilesh Kharade .

 

Rone goes to Hollywood

The talented photorealist Rone shows how it is possible to evoke emotion with just one color in downtown Hollywood, Florida, as part of a commercial mural program.

 

CERN: Updating Philosophies

“You have these blips of color, these hints of otherworldliness that show up,” says Cern as he takes you into a new New York day.”Stubbornness, practice, persistence, perseverance. Those things pay off”  Ya herd? The philosophies of Cern.

General Howe Hijacks GI Joe: “Hector Delgado Has PTSD”

Street Artist General Howe has been delving into a new area of storytelling with his re-editing of cartoons to tell the horrors of war. It is a critique of a culture that simultaneously heroicizes and ignores the people who volunteer to fight. “The whole story is pieced together with existing GI Joe cartoon footage along with my animated gifs. I actually used no voice actors and a handful of free sound effects/recordings from the internet – and lots of tedious editing! From a street art perspective I see it as being similar to hijacking an advertisement and subverting the context,” says the General

No Limit Street Art Borås.

It’s coming back this September for its second edition, and here is a teaser for it.

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BSA Film Friday 11.29.13

BSA Film Friday 11.29.13

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

Now screening :

1. SOFLES — LIMITLESS
2. GAIA in Rome
3. OLEK Underwater Treasures
4. Heavy Metal Progeny on the Streets
5. The Lurkers Do Sarajevo
6. Portrait of the artist Franck Duval/FKDL
7. Chatroullette Version of Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball”

BSA Special Feature: SOFLES — LIMITLESS

After “Infinite” hit in June, we couldn’t imagine a better hard driving fume filled warehouse exploration but this newly released “Limitless”, shot and cut by Selina Miles, again sets a standard for graff / Street Art films.  Featuring art by Sofles, Fintan Magee, Treas, Quench, the conceptual interludes and special camera effects trickery make you laugh with glee while these guys kill one wall after another.

GAIA in Rome

“Inspired by Giorgio De Chirico, this huge wallpainting by Gaia represents the relationship between identity and function in the building process of the city. A figure from Foro Italico sits in the foreground adjacent to a bunch of rotting bananas and “The Cloud” designed by Fuksas currently under construction in EUR. In the background is a portion of Palazzo Della Civiltà Italiana and MACRO combined extending towards the horizon and an erased monument handling a pickaxe facing a horse. “- Gaia.

OLEK Underwater Treasures

Diving to new depths, the crocheting Street Artist OLEK takes us underwater to see the cammo skin undulating and gyrating beneath the surface.

HEAVY METAL Progeny on the Streets

Good to see the power of rock as it hits NYC streets.

The Lurkers Do Sarajevo

Portrait of the artist Franck Duval/FKDL

 

Chatroullette Version of Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball”

The genius Steve Kardynal gets everyone's wires crossed for Black Friday in the USA.

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Images Of The Week: 11.10.13

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Dang, this city is full of a lot of energy and the streets are showing a new-found enthusiasm for art in the public sphere since getting goosed by _____________ (we can’t say that name one more time).  And we have a new mayor, by the way, straight outta Brooklyn, yo. And he’s not a billionaire for the first time in 12 years and his family looks just like New York.

So here is our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring B.D. White, Chuck Berrett, Cost, Hellbent, Hot Tea, Icy & Sot, Marko93, MOR, Mr. Toll, Myth, NM Salgar, Rambo, Smart Crew, The Lurkers, and Vicki DaSilva.

Top Image >> A multi-layered hand-stencilled piece from B.D. White (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Icy & Sot for Wall Therapy. Rochester, NY 2013. (photo © Icy & Sot)

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Icy & Sot for Wall Therapy. Detail. Rochester, NY 2013. (photo © Icy & Sot)

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Icy & Sot for Wall Therapy. Rochester, NY 2013. (photo © Icy & Sot)

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Icy & Sot for Wall Therapy. Rochester, NY 2013. (photo © Icy & Sot)

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Icy & Sot At Woodward Gallery, Project Space. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Hellbent wrapped an entire store in lower Manhattan just below Union Squre. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Mr. Toll (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Vicki DaSilva lights the night for Le Tour Paris 13. Paris, France. (photo © Vicki DaSilva)

You wonder how the above image was accomplished? Check out this interview with the artist Vicki DaSilva, who has loved graffiti for decades and has found a way to express her appreciation for art and activism in the public sphere using her own unique approach.

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A hot shot of Marko93 light writing for Le Tour Paris 13. Paris, France. (photo © Marko93)

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Hot Tea says a big hello to  “Banksy” in New York. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Rambo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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MOR (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Myth (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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The Lurkers with Smart Crew (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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The Lurkers with Smart Crew. Deatail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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The Lurkers with Smart Crew. Deatail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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The Lurkers with Smart Crew (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Cost/Invader (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Chuck Berrett/NM Salgar (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled. Queens, NY. October 2013 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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BSA Film Friday 11.01.13

BSA Film Friday 11.01.13

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

Now screening:
1. ICY & SOT Double Header
2.”Wish” by Jorge Rodriguez-Gerarda
3. Buenos Aires Street Art Part 1 & 2
4. The Lurkers in NYC

BSA Special Feature: ICY & SOT Double Header

Two Brand New Videos from the Street Art Bros Who Are Not Twins

Iranian brothers and Street Artists Icy & Sot have been painting and observing a great deal about New York since moving to Brooklyn a couple of years ago. You may remember that BSA was one of the first to interview them as they prepared for their first show in New York and they were getting acclimated to the streets here. We’ve been able to see the work evolve and the artists discovery the city and the people here in their process and it is gratifying to watch.

Today we have two brand new videos of Icy and Sot to present on BSA Film Friday – one about them and one by them.

First, let’s see New York through the eyes of the artists themselves as they take in the mechanized and sometimes callous quality of the buzzing street life in New York.  With rather poignant storytelling, the brothers focus on the ability of the brutal crowd to rush by and overlook the guy in the margins. As immigrants in this city of immigrants and this nation of immigrants it is not surprising that they know how to poetically depict the utter aloneness of being in currents of an ocean.

Icy and Sot by Dan Perez Films

“Wish” by Jorge Rodriguez-Gerarda

“For the 2013 Ulster Bank Belfast International Festival at Queen’s, Cuban-American Artist, Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada, has created WISH, a portrait of an anonymous local girl photographed by the artist in the process of making a pure and simple wish for the future. Spanning an 11 acre site in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, the photographic image of this girl – made of topsoil, sand, grass and stones – can be seen from various locations around Belfast. This innovative public artwork pushes boundaries and uses cutting edge technologies, making it one of the most ambitious land art projects in the world.”

– from the official press release.

Buenos Aires Street Art Part 1

A bit of insight into the Buenos Aires scene, the heavy influence of murals now in some cities and the state of commercialism and television where it intersects with it all. (via CosmoArteTV)

 

Buenos Aires Street Art Part 2.

The Lurkers in NYC

Who knew? The Lurkers were here in the BK and nobody even told us! Figures. They only hang out with rich kids and models, two of New York’s primary crops these days. Nice zen-like Fischerspooner early 2000s inflected soundtrack for the slow-mo, bro.

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BSA Film Friday: 10.18.13

BSA Film Friday: 10.18.13

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

Now screening:
1. Charlie Ahearn, Lee Quinones & Meres on “Wild Style” + 5 Pointz + Banksy
2. PIXOTE Outlaw
3. The Lurkers in Copenhagen
4. Anthony Lister is Never Odd or Even (Part 2)
5. Enzo & Nio Indoors in Cambridge

 

BSA Special Feature:
Charlie Ahearn, Lee Quinones & Meres on “Wild Style”, 5 Pointz, and Banksy

This week as Banksy continues his month-long “residency” in New York, three old-school heads from New York helped keep the current hype in perspective with this half hour interview with Ricky Camelleri at HuffPost Live right in the middle of Manhattan. Marking the 30th anniversary of the movie “Wild Style” and the current concerns around the announced razing of the graffiti/street art holy place 5 Pointz in Queens, the conversation includes 70s NYC train bomber Lee Quinones, Director Charlie Ahearn, and 5 Pointz organizer/artist Meres.  It’s a good conversation.

PIXOTE Outlaw

Basically an ad for skateboards, this little video gives a look at a Pixote, a writer from Rio De Janiero whose large roller tags inspired by Brazil’s Pixação movement have been popping up on walls in New York for a year or two.

“Between adrenaline, chaos, enlightenment – its all these things together,” he says about his experiences on the street.

 

The Lurkers in Copenhagen

The newest travelogue video installment from The Lurkers is here featuring blonds from Copenhagen, a lot of lounging, and a reggae soundtrack. What?

Anthony Lister is Never Odd or Even (Part 2)

On a backdrop decidedly classical, the swelling and heaving of the orchestra heft, fillagreed with flute and french horn, your man Lister delicately paints the orbit across this wall. Later, as installing his show, he re-writes the introductory text on the wall with a bit of black pastel stick. How often have you wanted to do that? Significantly he crosses out street art and changes movement to “revolution”.

 

Enzo & Nio Indoors in Cambridge

Here’s a quick video of New York Street Artists Enzo & Nio doing an installation at a restaurant in Cambridge, Mass for a special event. Witness their appreciation for collage of appropriated pop culture imagery and watch as they employ the commercial vernacular of hand postering- that is how you describe it if you are in a gallery.

If you are on the street looking over your shoulder, one may call it “smacking my stuff up on a wall”.

Also, dancing!

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BSA Film Friday: 07.12.13

 

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

Now screening: Neighborhood Love in Brooklyn by Serringe, Isaac Cordal: The Family, and The Lurkers go to Bulgaria for Summer Fun.

BSA Special Feature:
Neighborhood Love in Brooklyn

A new film by Serringe that celebrates the magical mix of sun and aerosol and a group of artists/writers/graff dudes all getting up in the neighborhood. The flows are nice, the movements a little hypnotic, the soundtrack allows you to travel, the love is there. Fall in.

Featuring HOACS, SEGE, ELSE, ZIMER, SEN TWO, OWNS, OKUDA, 4SAKN and SEBS.

Isaac Cordal: The Family

Street Artist Issac Cordal has been installing his small cement sculptures in staged scenes ever since Spain began suffering the brunt of the global financial crisis and he saw his country as having been dragged into an an economic, environmental and socialized purgatory. This new gallery show installation caught on video imprisons the organizational man and the entrepreneurial exec alike in much the same way as animals in our factory farms, with similar lighting but more room.  A conceptualist by nature, his message is heavier than cinder blocks some times, yet you won’t deny the devastating effect that his installations can have on your psyche as the camera pans and you see the effects of socialization on a mass level, evocative of cubicled offices and prisons, and may even cause a viewer to question things. Till the next video.

 

The Lurkers go to Bulgaria for Summer Fun

A self-described “movement” that makes urban exploration a spectator tagging sport, Lurkers may be a small club of skinny London boys in their 20s who like to spraycation through tunnels and abandoned monuments with their model girlfriends, discovering the hidden pockets that time forgot. Or Lurkers may be a well-positioned semi-chaotic lifestyle brand that is accumulating original content to help move product once you are hooked. One can envision the anonymity that these hilarious cartoon heads allow also being a way to extend a franchise once these rascals get old or get bored and need to be replaced. Either way, some of the sequences in their newly begun video series are alternately mundane, raw, soaring, or smartly sly.

It’s so difficult these days when true counterculture is swallowed whole by lifestyle brands and you can’t tell the real thing from the Coca-cola intervention but this is sort of Vice meets Monty Python meets reality show meets Polo with aerosol cans. The touchstones of rebelliousness and tomfoolery appear in a cheerfully non-political context but just as we we start to think that, we learn about world history on this trip, don’t we kids?  What really is lurking beneath the surface? Stop worrying and start adventuring.

 

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