Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.
Now screening: KLUB7 “Sleepless in Lyon’, Black Flag and the Art of Punk, and The Ghost Army.
BSA Special Feature:
KLUB7 – Sleepless in Lyon
Klub7, who are not always 7 in number but who seem like there are 77 of them when in action, are a Berlin collective of illustrators who customize the built environment in two unusual ways that when combined put them in a very sparsely populated category of Street Artists; A. They use chalk a lot – and B. They draw on the ground.
These expandable/contractable, flowing blobs of geometry and symbols and cartoonish faces and text are made a the moment of inspiration in plazas, on steps, on sidewalks – and are as close to harmless and as far from vandalism as one can get.
This little film was made during April on their trip to Lyon for a show at Le Bocal Galerie and it captures the collective exploring the city and leaving their mark along the way – in a manner that makes you hope they offer you to join in. Their gentle deliberate dedication to playing with the simplicity of lines and shapes and the imagination on every surface – walls, glass windows, big rolls of paper, and canvas – only encourages people to try it themselves, and at the opening they did.Shout outs to Diskorobot, Kid Cash, Mike Okay, Frederic Leitzke, and Matthieu Perret for putting the trip together here for you to enjoy.
The Art of Punk – Black FlagAnd now something 180 degrees different from our first film….
Keith Morris starts it out;
“Art, Creativity, Music, Noise, Flyers, Posters, T-Shirts, Tattoos, FOUR BARS…. Black Flag.”
Then you are treated to a full exegesis of the art and environment that gave birth to the Black Flag logo designed by Raymond Pettibon. You will never ever ever ever wonder again where this most popular tattoo came from. Unless someone bashes your head in at a punk concert.
The Ghost Army
A PBS special that seems too weird and cool to be true. How an ARMY of Artists and their imaginations made illusions and saved lives in WWII.