Friday, September 7, 2012

Urso Morto - e assim vou morrendo violentamente

“and yet, i keep on diying a violent death”

Trilha sonora:
Linda Batista - Se eu morresse amanhã de manhã.

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e assim vou morrendo violentamente (and yet, i keep on diying a violent death) (04:40)

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Graffiti Philosophy by xraymike2012

“Graffiti Philosophy” is my attempt at illustrating the state of the world in which we currently live: one where an oligarchic-corporate empire has corrupted and usurped governments, destroyed worker’s rights and wages, subverted the Fourth Estate, indoctrinated the population into a mindless and superficial consumer culture, built and instituted a police/surveillance state side-by-side with the military industrial complex, and hastened the environmental destruction of the planet.(xraymike2012) collapseofindustrialcivilization
source: mediaroots

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Nullacht Fünfzehn

Nullacht Fünfzehn

Imagine a city where graffiti wasn’t illegal, a city where everybody draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big business. Imagine a city like that and stop leaning against the wall - it’s wet. - Banksy

Thursday, July 12, 2012


July 8, 2012

Astral Media Pillars Reclaimed in cARTographyTO Project
​ ‘Putting The Info Back In Info Pillar’

​ This weekend, cARTographyTO replaced ads in Astral Media “Info” Pillars with art-maps created by Toronto residents and local artists. This site-specific art, donated by over 30 concerned citizens (and supported by many times more), offers new possibilities for these spaces, and information about the surrounding neighbourhoods. This is a response to sidewalk billboards, and the erosion and privatization of public spaces.

​ A spokesperson for cARTographyTO stated, “These structures are billboards masquerading as sources of useful public information. When you look at the pillars, it’s hard to find the maps, and this goes against the City’s own public space guidelines. How could City Hall allow this to happen? Beyond mere visual pollution, these pillars are a safety hazard. And Astral’s influence on our city is a public insult and embarrassment - more power has been given to those who already have the loudest voices, to the detriment of all who use these spaces.”

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Kinetic Grand Championship 2012

The Kinetic Grand Championship is a 3-day, 42-mile bicycle race over land, sand, mud and water. Many refer to the Kinetic Grand Championship as the “Triathlon of the Art World.”

Kinetic Sculptures are all-terrain human-powered art sculptures that are engineered to race over road, water, mud and sand. Kinetic sculptures are amazing works of art; many are animated with moving parts like blinking eyes, opening mouths, heads that move side to side and up and down.

Kinetic Sculptures are usually made from what some people consider “junk”. But one man’s junk is another racer’s raw material. Each Kinetic Sculpture is a work of art and each racing team has its own theme.

The teams consist of pilots, pit crew and pee-ons. Kinetic Pilots pedal the sculpture and steer, the pit crew assists the pilots in transforming the vehicle for the various elements and fixing mechanical issues, and pee-ons, well, they do whatever is needed for the team to get glory.

Kinetic Grand Championship: about

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Kinetic Grand Championship 2012 - Aerial Video 3/5 - South of Eureka (05:06)

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Scrapertown 2010

“Scrapertown” comes from the California is a Place series of beautifully shot short docs about the Golden State. Each is produced, directed, and shot by
Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari.

“In order to become a member of the Original Scraper Bike Team, you must: Be a resident of Oakland, CA. Be at least 7y/o or older. Retain A 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA), Create your own Scraper Bike…(It Has To Be Amazing, Or Else You Can’t Ride.) A single-file line when riding. After 10 rides The Scraper Bike King and his Captains will decide if your bike is up to standards and if you can follow simple guidelines. After your evaluation we will consider you a member and honor you with an Original Scraper Bike Team Shirt. Only worn when Mobbin’ Stay posted to our website for all upcoming Scraper Bike Rides…” — The Scraper Bike King ?


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Friday, June 8, 2012

spontaneous vegetation: collection suits/dispersal suits

the ways that wilderness carves out niches within the city

collection suits/dispersal suits consisted of specially designed clothing from scavenged fabrics to aid in collecting, identifying and distributing native and wild plant seeds. Over the course of the exhibition, a dress worn to collect seeds via moving through a large abandoned area was “grown” hydroponically in the gallery.
source: spontaneous vegetation

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collection suits/dispersal suits: gather (12:28)

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