Whenever I'm in New York my home base is the Lower East Side, so for this next little teaser I chose the iconic Arlene's Grocery as a backdrop. More importantly though, this clip introduces the one and only Bronx King CES to the LEPOS arcade project. Along with REVOK and GIANT, I've got three legendary motherfuckers down with this. BIG shoutout to them. Thank you!
Charting the development of the Melbourne street art scene, Children of the Iron Snake looks at the last thirty years and tracks the journey of graffiti from railway junctions at night to festivals, abandoned factories, rooftops, drains and galleries. Comprising interviews with over 15 artists, as well as criminologists, anti-graffiti activists, and politicians, the film offers a in-depth look at one of the biggest art movements of our time.
For more info, see: childrenoftheironsnake.com
Awards, Selections and Screenings
* 11th Int. İzmir Short Film Festival / Official Selection 2010
* 6th Int. Sinemardin Film Festival / Official Selection / 2011
* 22th Int.Ankara Film Festival / Doc. Category - Finalist 2011
* Sabancı University / Freedom of Expression Conference 2011
* 5. İstanbul International Architecture & Urban Films Festival 2011
* Streetart İstanbul 'Streetart Films' Festival / Official Selection 2011
* Humboldt University / Institute for European Ethnology / Berlin 2011
* 1st Manisa Altın Üzüm Short Film Festival / Jury Special Award 2010
* 18th Int Adana Altın Koza Film Festival / Doc. Category / Finalist 2011
* Turkish Radio and Television Corporation Doc. Awards / Jury Special Award 2011
* 7th Akbank Short Film Festival / Best Documentary Film and Audience Awards 2011
Urbanbugs, Dünya'nın bir çok ülkesinde ciddi bir şekilde popülarite kazanan, renkli yapısı ile şehirlere görsel zenginlik katmasıyla beraber içerdiği mesajlarla da sosyolojik bir konu haline gelen sokak sanatları kavramını inceleyen ve bu kavramın Türkiye'deki sosyokültürel yansımalarını araştıran bir belgeseldir.
Urbanbugs is a documentary from Turkey focuses on street art concepts such as Graffiti, Stencil, Wheatpasting. Besides it's visual contribution to the urban life, street art concepts became a sociological matter due to the their political messages. In this context, this documentary is trying to analyse the sociocultural reflections of street art concept in Turkey.
We wanted to make a documentary which was filmed mostly on the streets, shot from the hip, something that reflects the street art itself.
A lot of the story comes from the street artists themselves. They were always generous with their time and information. They developed the process, they wanted this story to be told.
Las Calles Hablan is a story about discovering a hidden world, an extraordinary subculture and the struggle between an artistic community painting for freedom of expression and an increasingly restrictive dogmatic government.
Zosen, Mina Hamada, Kenor, Kram, El Xupet Negre, Debens, Fert, Dase, SM172, Ogoch, Kafre, Aleix Gordo, Meibol, Eledu, C215, H101, Miss Van, Btoy, El Arte Es Basura, Konair, Gola, Vinz.
Additional art and film by:
Secle, Eme, Alice, Pez, Skount, Enzo&Nio, Tom14, Bombing Art.
Emma Lady EMZ, Secret Panda Society.
In support for the release of Las Calles Hablan documentary we have organised an online petition to request the government to enter into conversation with the street art community. If you like the film and agree with our position, please sign the petition "Consider street art as a cultural asset for the city"
The Petition can be viewed here:
Additional article by Ian Currie
The Ancient antagonism between street artists and governments
For a long list of related links and additional information view background information here in the
Online Press Kit: storyboard.me/lascalleshablan
Onist Film Web: onistfilm.wordpress.com