Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sunday, November 8, 2015

This Is Now: The Environmental Awareness Work of Louis Masai Michel

This is Now from Synchronicity Earth on Vimeo.

This is Now is a powerful short film that chronicles the motivating and unifying effect of notable artist, Louis Masai Michel’s murals on otherwise disconnected communities. The presence of art in unexpected places gives pause for thought, making people aware of the vital work that needs to and can be done to protect nature. Threatened, extinct and invasive species have been introduced to London’s streets: just as street art can seemingly materialise and then disappear overnight, animals once familiar to the British landscape are vanishing. ‘This Is Now’ was shot by talented filmmaker Toby Madden and features a soundtrack by composer Cosmo Sheldrake whose palette is rich with species recordings. Louis Masai Michel is fast becoming an international voice for conservation, raising environmental consciousness through art in public places.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

DE-FENCE - Guerilla Art Project Aims At Migration Crisis

They call it Detention Centre for the Securing of Foreigners. But a different word captures its essense. Seventy years on, we're having concentration camps built again! There are currently four such places in the Czech Republic, in which the detainees are treated worse than prisoners, and the statements issued thus far the by the Ministry of the Interior make it clear that this figure is not final. It is the opening of the last of these pooling camps in an old prison in Drahonice, the only goal of which seems to be to trample the dignity of those interned and scare off those who might still dare cross our border, which led us to conceive this activistic and artistic intervention. We refuse to come to terms with the growing walls and barbed wire, or the suffering of the innocent people hiding behind it. For a start, we brought back a shameful mesh trophy from Drahonice, which we transformed into an artistic artefact. The funds gained through its sale will be donated to those encountering this state's xenophobic migration policy first hand. Fewer fences, more heart!

DE- FENCE / guerilla art project from DE-FENCE on Vimeo.

The heart-shaped section of fencing that they cut out of the detention center is going to be auctioned off, with all profits going towards “grassroots refugee aid activities.” The starting price is 10,000 euros. If you’re interested in buying the object, contact de-fence@riseup.net. For more, see: http://de-fence.451.cz/ and http://fra-biancoshock.org/

Monday, October 26, 2015

Billions In Change: A Doumentary About The Power Of Doing

This documentary isn't about street art but about something that the public artist community is very familiar with...the power of doing. The world is facing some huge problems. There's a lot of talk about how to solve them. But talk doesn't reduce pollution, or grow food, or heal the sick. That takes doing. This film is the story about a group of doers, the elegantly simple inventions they have made to change the lives of billions of people, and the unconventional billionaire spearheading the project: Manoj Bhargava.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Flickr loves no Blogger...

If you haven't noticed, we almost strictly use flickr.com photo hosting site to blog the work of most of the artists' you see on this site. Well, flickr recently decided not to work with Blogger any more (which is who we host the site thru). So, be patient, we're looking for a solution to the problem & we'll have the site back, up, and working soon!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014