30 April 2011

top 10 Swedish death metal

Troll Bridge

A short teaser trailer for the Terry Pratchett Discworld short film Troll Bridge; introducing Cohen in the old days before the real story begins!

For more information, please visit: www.snowgumfilms.com/trollbridge




Troll Bridge is an epic short film based on a fable written by Terry Pratchett. Set in the phenomenally successful Discworld series, Troll Bridge is about the world’s last Barbarian hero (now at the age of 87) embarking on a suicide mission to battle a bridge troll in mortal combat.

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The teaser trailer that Daniel Knight and his team have created, has shown what they intend to achieve through their live action short film adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Troll Bridge. The trailer is beautifully shot and suggests the promise and potential of this mind blowing story … it could ultimately be a wonderful and dramatic take on this much loved tale."

29 April 2011

Warhammer - Sons of Odin

A mix of the two intro Movies of WH 40k: Dawn of War and WH: Mark of Chaos. with the Music of Manowar

Ein Zusammenschnitt der Intro-Videos von WH 40k: Dawn of War und WH: Mark of Chaos. Mit der Musik von Manowar.


25 April 2011

Colour Ink Book

The tenth volume of the color optional, DIY art periodical. Color Ink Book is a black and white art periodical, which is published in limited quantities quarterly; showcasing the both, established artists as well as fresh faces. 
The volumes are printed on 60 lb Endurance Vellum Offset Book paper, to offer the reader the option to color the work showcased within: thus fusing the art enthusiasts and artist.

Volume Number Ten: 
Features three amazing covers by Buff Monster, Miss Mindy and Ferris. This volume features Aaron Crawford, Buff Monster, Deryke Cardenaz, Ferris Plock, Frijol Boy, Jared Deal, Jason Limon, Jopaucho, Miss Mindy, Sumbody and Super Ugly.


Reverse Graffiti - Moose





The street artist Moose visited Aarhus on 27 February to demonstrate his technique of using stencils to clean dirty surfaces.

Butthole Graffiti

A bit of graffiti humour. Some nudity.

Not seeing Ninjas


Guernica Graffiti

Saber paints over the American Flag

Saber was a finalist in President Obama's Health Care Reform Video Challenge with his controversial entry.


January 25, 2010. Artist and Outspoken Health Care Reform Activist, Saber, is interviewed on The Dylan Ratigan Show. In this video, Dylan Ratigan allows the artist to express his motivations and influences in exploring the flag artistically for this project.


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"Mr. Fairey invited me to paint this wall on Melrose right across from Fairfax High. Of course I was exited about the challenge. It seemed perfect considering we both have been playing with the image of Old Glory. Next Flag will be ten times bigger. The American Flag as an abstract image has endless possibilities…………….."




Using the American Flag in art clearly attracts media attention. Ed

24 April 2011

Amplify the Message

Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, GetGlue, Foursquare. Social media has changed the way we interact with the world around us. These days, filmmakers don't just need a press kit and a Web site; they need a social media presence. How should producers and directors engage with this new interactive audience and how much of an impact does this audience have on a movie's success or failure on multiple platforms?

Join us for a candid discussion on the importance of this growing medium. Moderated by Marc Schiller, CEO and Founder of Electric Artists. Panelists include Rider Strong, director/screenwriter The Dungeon Master, Howard Tullman, President & CEO of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, and others.

watch video here


23 April 2011



"Eddie Colla says his billboard takeover is a response to a Huffington Post article last week where a finger wagging tone was on display toward current street artists, “MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch pegs it on the ‘young’ and ‘anarchic,’ and is quoted giving this message to illegal taggers: ‘If you harness your talent you can be in a museum some day, make a contribution and a living from it.’ ”"

Camper Bike

On the road with a camper bike. from Gallery Hijinks on Vimeo.

Kevin Cyr built this Camper Bike for his show in April 2011 at 941 Geary.

The Camper Bike is a functioning sculptural piece, built in 2011 in San Francisco, CA. The stand alone piece was made from scrap metal, painted and inspired from his recent series of paintings and drawings.

To see his new works visit his website at kevincyr.net.

The Indoor Mural Project

Presented by 941 Geary Gallery and Montana Colors The Indoor Mural Project: A Living Survey of Street Art, is “a series of works by both local and international street artists. Since March 1st, 941 Geary has been playing host to a series of site-specific works by an impressive lineup of graffiti and street artists in the heart of San Francisco. The Indoor Mural Project is a living, multi-layered exhibition where street art enthusiasts are invited to observe the progression and transformation of a contemporary gallery space by some of the most exciting artists working today.”

Some of the participating artists include: HUSH, Hugh Leeman, Blek le Rat, Casey Gray, Eddie Colla, D Young V, Skinner, EINE, ROA, Brett Amory, APEX, Chor Boogie, Alex Eremian, Kofie One, Eric Otto, Skinner and more.

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19 April 2011

ISP download responsibility

"The issue is essentially about whether content owners or ISPs should assume the cost of policing downloading. ...

The federal government should also consider the extent to which an account holder should be liable where the downloader is a person other than the account holder, as can occur when downloading takes place via an open access wireless network or through mobile broadband. "

full article at the SMH

Facebook Stalking @ RMIT

The case raises the question of whether an action can be considered an offence under the Stalking Act when the ''victim'' has to search for it on the Facebook page of the ''offender''. In the end, that argument was not tested in court. It also highlights the grey area of what constitutes ''private'' and ''public'' discourse in the realm of social media.

The grievance between Ms Grierson and Mr Cox started in November when Mr Cox began contributing to the Save Art From RMIT page in response to funding cuts to the fine art department.

full article in The Age

14 April 2011

YouTube Play

YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video aims to discover and showcase the most exceptional talent working in the ever-expanding realm of online video. Developed by YouTube and the Guggenheim Museum in collaboration with HP, YouTube Play hopes to attract innovative, original, and surprising videos from around the world, regardless of genre, technique, background, or budget. This global online initiative is not a search for what’s “now,” but a search for what’s next.

Visit youtube.com/play to watch this year's top videos and learn more about the project.

On view at the Guggenheim Museums in New York, Bilbao, Berlin, and Venice from October 22 to 24, 2010, the top 25 videos comprise the ultimate YouTube playlist: a selection of the most unique, innovative, groundbreaking video work being created and distributed online during the past two years. The videos and artists were celebrated at an event at the Guggenheim Museum in New York on October 21, which was streamed live to a worldwide audience at youtube.com/play.


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Escape From the Advertisers


13 April 2011

Street Art & Advertising Conference

"Next Saturday (April 9th), I’ll be hosting an event at my school, Haverford College, which I hope you will be able to attend. I’ll be moderating Street Discussions, a panel with Gaia, Jordan Seiler, Marc Schiller and Sara Schiller. We’ll be looking at what roles and responsibilities there are on the street for both artists and advertisers. Gaia is a street artist and blogger for Vandalog. Jordan is the artist/activist behind PublicAdCampaign. Marc and Sara started Wooster Collective and their book Trespass was published last year. The event is open to the public, and, contingent on me getting organized, there might be a video uploaded afterward for anyone who can’t make it."

from Vandalog

(Hoping to see the video, ed)

MOCA - Art in the Streets

The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Art in the Streets

The press release says "the first major U.S. museum exhibition of the history of graffiti and street art" but looking at the line-up what they mean is that this is a survey of U.S. artists with a few foriegners thrown in.

How can you have a survey of the 'history of street art' and leave out all the Europeans? And leave out Wooster and Blek le Rat? Two of the most significant players.

more info from MOCA's blog

"Just five years ago, street art was an underground thing, very renegade," says one of the show's curators, Aaron Rose. But now, he says, "it's an established art movement." And, speaking like an established art historian, Rose divides the movement into three phases, starting with New York and L.A. tagging in the '70s and culminating with Banksy setting an auction record in 2007 of more than $1.8 million for a single painting.

"This is not just a big street-art free-for-all," adds the museum's director, Jeffrey Deitch. "We are trying to see its history through a critical framework and identify where the innovations occur: the invention of Wild Style [graffiti] in New York, its adaptation in L.A. and the innovations in cholo graffiti and skateboard culture in L.A."

full article

(or perhaps they mean this is a history of Street Art in LA?)

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"Although the description is wrong, it is not the “first major US museum exhibition of graffiti and street art”. San Diego’s MCASD just had it’s “VIVA LA REVOLUCION” last summer."

I recognize that this is a great effort – althought a little premature and despite of the false propaganda (the Tate had a similar show about 5-6 years ago).

"This show pretty much just dissed the LA graffiti artist community. Big Ups and Respect to Risk, Saber, Retna, Revok, Chaz and Robbie Conal for representing LA, but this show is a joke. This show barley skims the surface. Dietch bite off a subject that he can;t due justice and is trying to claim to be the first and the most comprehensive."

or this criptic statement lol

"looks like Banksy dropped out of the show…"

The writing on the wall

City Without Walls gallery: Newark, New Jersey 1984.
Featuring: 2 Sweet Hakim (Hak) and Keo.

The Writing on the wall from Dave Chino on Vimeo.

04 April 2011

Star Trek Art




Star Trek Internet Download Spoof

Subtitled The Continuous Franchise, this Star Trek spoof is one that rewards patience - after the opening credits (and you adjust to the voices!) then you are in for a treat. The story? Kirk, Spock et al are ordered by the Federation to intercept an enemy vessel. Their brief is to stop internet piracy and to do this they must ensure that the aliens sever their wireless connection and surrender their hard drive.

(disregard the one minute ad in the middle, the spoof continues at approx 6mins)

Upfest 2011 - Bristol UK

4th & 5th June 2011
South Bristol

The Upfest Gallery
198 North Street
Bristol, BS3

Upfest'10 in pictures

Over the last three festivals Upfest has worked with a local charity called Nacoa, this amazing charity support many children across the UK, who live with alcohol or drug dependant family members. We would like to thank all the artists that attend for helping us raise over £15,000 so far for Nacoa and just as important, raise awareness of the vital work they do.

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Street Art Call - Italy

A street art contest on postcard, open to whoever wants to join, seeking a strong participation on national and international basis, to carry on the initial project of communication//sharing of knowledge and contamination.

The participants are required to send at least one or more postcards of any colour and shape, leaving free interpretation to the artist, with a stamp and a message on each, to our address.

The intent is to communicate and share the various cultural differences that, in spite of their diversity, are the fruit of human culture altogether.
Art that moves by sharing each own's cultures. With a simple postcard, every artist can leave his/her own message, crossing the imaginary borders that divide us.

The postcards must be sent within and not beyond the 15th of june 2011.
The expo will start at the beginning of June, the exact date will be published soon. The staff taking care of the event extends its thanks and will be waiting for confirmation on the participation.

full details in English, Italian, Spanish and Polish are here

Street Art & Copyright

Q. When does "fair use" end and copyright infringement begin?
A. As soon as there are large sums of money involved.

Street artist Mr Brainwash sued over “copied” image

" it is likely more copyright infringement cases will be brought against street artists. “There should be more cases like [Friedman’s],” he says. “It definitely will go that way because of all the money [street artists] are making.”"

While street art’s predisposition towards copying, sampling and riffing on pre-existing imagery may have an art historical precedent in pop art, its underground status has, until now, largely protected it from litigation. “Most street artists follow in the footsteps of Warhol by taking popular images as the basis of their work,”

Street artist Thierry Guetta, better known as Mr Brain­wash, is being sued by a photographer for copyright in­fringement over a well-known image of rap group Run DMC .... Law­yers acting for photographer Glen Friedman say Guetta reproduced his 1985 photograph without authorisation and used it in unique works of art, prints and promotional material, including postcards for his 2008 debut exhibition in Los Angeles, “Life Is Beau­tiful”. Friedman’s lawyer, Douglas Linde, says they are entitled to a share of “indirect profits” from the exhibition. Linde is seeking unspecified damages for “damage to [Fried­man’s] business in the form of diversion of trade, loss of income and profits, and a dilution of the value of its rights”.

Guetta, who denies the copyright infringement allegations, is claiming “fair use”, which under US law allows for the limited reproduction of copyrighted works for the purpose of parody or other creative ends.

Warhol was sued by several photographers, including Patricia Caulfield after he used her image in his 1964 “Flowers” series (all disputes were settled out of court), while Robert Rauschenberg agreed to an out-of-court settlement with photographer Morton Beebe after a case was brought against him over his 1974 work, Pull.

Richard Prince and his dealer Larry Gagosian, are currently the subject of a copyright infringement case brought against him by photographer Patrick Car­iou, who claims Prince lifted his photographs of Rastafarian culture for a series of paintings entitled “Canal Zone”. The series was exhibited at Gagosian gallery in New York in November 2008, where, according to Gagosian’s court filing, eight of the 22 paintings were sold for between $1.5m and $3m. Prince, who claims his use of Cariou’s photographs are protected by “fair use”, said that the photographs are not “‘strikingly original’ or ‘distinctive’ in nature”, and that his “transformative” uses of the photographs were “done in good faith and reflect established artistic practices”.

More on copyright on Blakkbyrd

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03 April 2011

Is Street Art Unfair?

Los Angeles Street Art Violating Unfair Competition Laws?

The Los Angeles city attorney's office has filed a lawsuit against Gheorghiu and nine other graffiti writers associated with the MTA tagging crew, charging them with violating California's unfair competition laws because they're selling art works on the strength of their outlaw names and reputations.

"They've obtained an unfair advantage because they gained fame and notoriety through criminal acts," said Anne Tremblay, assistant city attorney. "This is unlawful competition."

Using an unfair competition law and targeting graffiti writers' commercial works are both in uncharted legal territory. The maneuver underscores authorities' exasperation with a subculture that prizes prolific defacement of public property, including buses, street signs and freeway overpasses, and costs taxpayers millions to remove.

Tremblay said her lawsuit is not aimed at preventing Gheorghiu from making a living as an artist or from using the name "Smear."

However, it requests that a court declare him and nine other graffiti writers in violation of the unfair competition law because they've sold art signed with their tag names, and bar them from selling photos of graffiti that includes the writers' tags or the name MTA.

"They're creating a crime scene and taking photos of it to sell," said Tremblay, who is also seeking to have the MTA be subject to legal restrictions as a criminal street gang and pay $5 million in fines and damages.

But use of crime scene photos, commonly featured in crime books, and nicknames, such as mobsters' colorful monikers, can't be limited, said David L. Hudson, scholar at the First Amendment Center. .

Gheorghiu said he's never sold photos, and denies the lawsuit's assertions that he used graffiti to launch his art career. "I don't have a five-year career plan. There was no intent of profiting from it," he said. "All these things kind of happened."

Los Angeles graffiti expert Roger Gastman said Gheorghiu's story is not unusual.

Graffiti writers are part of a wave of interest in urban art that has gained mainstream acceptance in recent years, he said, noting that Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art is opening a large exhibit "Art in the Streets" later this month.

"There's a huge growing market and it's nonstop," said Gastman, co-author of "The History of American Graffiti."

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