Contemporary Art From Outside The Institution
curated by Joseph Allen Shea & Marty Routledge
Music by: Dead Beat Band - 'Sugar'
Video produced by pettythieves.tv
Self Est is a four day art event exploring contemporary art from alternative backgrounds. This first installment of Self Est (short for Self Established) investigates the study of letterforms and pavement-based education. Self Est presents art created outside the traditional academy that has infiltrated the institution.
These art forms may be self-taught, intuitive or born from marginal activities such as commercial art, graffiti or skateboarding. Taking motivation from these auxiliary artistic pursuits these artists bring unconventional and unique twists to fine art and are being recognised by galleries and institutions.
This is the last video from my trip to the US during the summer. It's in two parts: the first features the wall I painted with Revok, Rime and Saber in Highland park. The last time we painted there in 2008 - we had some drama, which Saber speaks about in the revised version of his book. Between then and now the area has changed a bit as the once vacant lot facing the wall has become a community garden. This has truly changed the atmosphere around there considerably. On this wall we exchanged names as well just to make it more challenging for ourselves.
The second park features our spur of the moment road trip to San Francisco. This was my first time visiting SF, a place that was strangely reminiscent of home - especially the Kauri floors inside the weatherboard houses. The wall features Steel, Rime, Revok, Lango and myself.