BOMB IT – street art is revolution

26 03 2009

Some of humankind’s first artistic expressions were on walls and they still continue to this very day. After its birth in Philadelphia, the explosion of graffiti writing in New York between 1969 and 1974 immersed the city’s streets and subways with a wave of creative energy.  Empowered young people were able to occupy their own space in public space, emerging from the shadows of marginalisation and challenging authority. It was not long before this artform captured the imagination of people around the world and soon spread to become a global culture. Quickly criminalised and treated as mere vandalism by the state and property owners who saught to suppress freedom, hide protest and maintain sanitised “clean” streets.

“Bomb It” is a documentary on global graffiti culture, from the streets of Barcelona to the sewers of Sao Paulo. The filmmakers create a narrative that explores the motivations of these artists and delve a little deeper into what graffiti really means in modern society and its relationship to public space. It really is worth checking out.


Check their site here.

Graffiti writing started at the birth of human consciousness” – KRS-One





Propagandhi – Supporting Caste

17 03 2009

Propagandhi, a punk band from Winnipeg in Canada have just released a new album ‘Supporting Caste’.

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From their last.fm page:

The band members are known for championing various political causes. They have taken an active stance against human rights violations, racism, homophobia, imperialism, fascism, capitalism and organised religion. The band supports vegan lifestyles, animal rights campaigns and feminism, and have described themselves as “gay positive”.

Propagandhi – Incalculable Effects (download)

Good review of the record here.

Support the band and buy the record here.

They are touring the UK in April.

propagandhi.com

myspace.com/propagandhi

g7welcomingcommittee.com





Stop and Search by Banksy

20 02 2009