Earlier this week, I hosted a movie night at The Wren’s Nest in Atlanta for the Living Walls Conference. Living Walls asked me to put together a list of some short films to show, and I ended up with 27. A few people have asked me to post those films online to share with friends or just to see a film that they missed while they were getting some food, so after the jump you’ll find embedded versions of all 27 films that were screened at the movie night (many of which have appeared on Vandalog before). Enjoy! Continue reading “Vandalog Movie Night as a blog post”
So I think this video from Sweatshoppe is a. pretty cool, and b. street art. When I first saw their work a while ago, I thought the whole thing was a bit corny. But I’ve almost completely changed my mind. Yes, I’m sure there are writers out there who won’t appreciate the hard work of painting with a roller being mimicked, but I think the results look too damn nutty (in the best way) to complain.
As for the work being street art, most of Sweatshoppe’s work appears to be done with minimal or no audience so in that sense it is unlike some of the projections done by artists like Evereman and Saber, but I’m not too bothered about that. Yes, you could say they are taking advantage of street art’s hipness (and an idea pioneered by GRL) to promote something that could be done more easily on the wall of a studio or on a computer and I think that’s a fair concern, but as I tweeted the other day, there is a degree to which the street is the web and the web is the street. More people have seen this video and appreciated it in much the same manner as they would have appreciated a wheatpaste than would have seen an actually wheatpaste or illegal mural by Sweatshoppe. Just like in street art, the barriers to entry on the web are a hell of a lot lower than the traditional art world. I’m pretty sure I’ll be expanding on these ideas in the coming months, but this post from last year will have to do for now.