1. Fünf Tage aus dem Alltag von DAIM / Künstler / Hamburg / August 2012

    Kamera & Editing: Christian Brodack / brophoto.de
    Idee: Michael Ploj & Christian Brodack

    Corner to Corner
    Präsentation der ersten Hinz&Kunzt "StrassenKunztEdition",
    in Kooperation mit ReinkingProjekte in der Galerie "Die Kupferdiebe" im Gängeviertel,
    Hamburg

    Mitwirkende:
    Mirko Reisser (DAIM)
    Erich, Gabi, Basti, Jan, Gäste

    Danke:
    Hinz & Kunzt, Basti & Fuchs, Gabriele Koch, Ralf Lemke, Jan & Arne, Jupi Cafe, Rik Reinking,
    alle Helfer & Gäste

    daim.org
    hinzundkunzt.de
    reinkingprojekte.de
    diekupferdiebe.org

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    brophoto.de
    © August 2012

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  2. Para Absolut Vodka es importante capturar en video la misma honestidad que se ve siempre en el trabajo de Dr. Lakra, y saber qué representa para él este proyecto tan único. Este es el detrás de cámaras del proceso creativo que siguió el artista para llegar a una nueva creación del universo Absolut, Absolut México.

    ABSOLUT MÉXICO edición limitada nace como consecuencia del espíritu y la filosofía de ABSOLUT VODKA de no repetirse, innovarse y retomar la intención humana de trascendencia a través del objeto utilitario.

    A su vez, esta botella funge como el soporte de la obra de un artista contemporáneo mexicano que retoma símbolos ancestrales. Estos son recipientes de una cosmovisión que no debe ser olvidada y que puede y debe ser compartida y comprendida por todo el mundo.

    Nos intrigaba saber qué podría salir de esto, así que cuando nos invitaron a producir un video para presentar este proyecto, empezamos inmediatamente a preparar las preguntas que le haríamos al Doctor. Fuimos a su estudio a Oaxaca para que nos mostrara todo el proceso creativo que aprecedió al diseño final, con los elementos mayas del Balam (jaguar), Kukulcán y Hurakán.

    También fuimos a la ciudad de Åhus, en Suecia, donde se fabrican las botellas de ABSOLUT, para filmar el proceso de producción que —para nuestra sorpresa— es bastante más artesanal de lo que hubiéramos pensado. Creemos que este video, aunque breve, da la oportunidad de ver un poco más allá del diseño que aparece en la botella, le da contexto y ofrece un vistazo al proceso creativo de uno de los mejores artistas actuales de México.

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  3. Finely Crafted.

    KEO and DASH167 of the FC TC-5 X-MEN conglomerate are amongst the last practitioners of a traditional craft. You heard right... not a fine-art, not a "street-art", a CRAFT. Like Ship-Builders, or Old World Cabinet-Makers, style and technique is handed down from Master to Apprentice. Dues must be paid; rules and by-laws must be observed. Form necessarily follows Function.

    Now, modern "Fine-art" has no rules. You can pee in a hat, or saw a chicken in half, and display it in the MOMA. Not so with Writing. Writing must function first as communication, as letter forms. There is advanced geometry involved.

    You see, I could spill ten gallons of yellow paint on the ocean and tell you it's "art", but if I try and tell you that it's a ship... well, climb aboard and good luck making it across the Gulf Stream.

    "Wait a muddascuntin'minute here" You interrupt, "ain't we just talking about GRAFFITI?!!? " Well, yes... except "GRAFFITI" is a broad term, applied to everything from Gang Symbols to stenciled daffodils, to "Petey ‘N' Bertha 4Ever"... from "Jefferson Starship Rules" to swastikas spray-painted on tombstones, from "Vote Bush in 2014" to a peace sign scratched in a window with a rock. Now, while some of that may have a certain aesthetic beauty, it is as different from New York style writing as... I don't know, as different as apples and nylon support hose? As cats and intellectual property? Whatever, the motivation is different, the ideology is different, the dedication and passion, the techniques and traditions, foundation, philosophy, methodology... all different. Call it whatever you want, but know this: there are THOUSANDS of people making graffiti around the world but only a handful of Writers practicing this craft.

    The 12oz crew got an opportunity to document two of New York's premier letter stylists doing what they do best. No stencils, no latex acrylic roller bucket paint, just nuff nuff spray cans and a rickety ol' wooden ladder... no three dimensional lighting effects, no photo-realistic background muralism, and no talking orangutangs... just raw-dog 1986 style. It's about the letters.

    For more information, photos and videos check out:

    12ozprophet.com

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  4. Raven and Sonik went to São Paulo, Brazil in December of 1997 to put together a story on Brazilian graffiti for 12ozProphet's sixth issue. Twist had connected us with Os Gemeos, and we went there to introduce them to the world via our magazine. The sight of São Paulo and the otherworldly graffiti scene exploding over its gut-wrenching social landscape, the peculiarly Brazilian collision of poverty and wealth, was a complete shock. Meeting Os Gemeos - as well as Nina, Vitche, and Herbert Baglione, gave us friends for life, and the sight of their work was a glimpse into the future of an art movement we thought we knew, but even now, more than a dozen years later, has yet to catch up. Here's a short video edited from footage thought to have been lost for well over a decade.

    For more information, photos and videos check out:

    12ozprophet.com

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