Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 12, 2007
The Street Art Film Festival, put on by our friends at Albus Cavus, happens this August in Trenton, NJ. It will showcase films about artists and artwork that transforms streets into galleries and changes established ideas about art in public space.
Featured artists and filmmakers include Craig Noble (Canada), Pose 2 (USA), Chor Boogie (USA), Joshua Mays (USA), Tats Cru (USA), BigFoot (USA), Above (USA), JR (France), Peat Wollaeger (USA), Wayne Horse (The Netherlands), Martin Zet (Czech Republic), Charles Westerman (USA).
The films featured in the Street Art Film Festival were carefully selected to assure that the audience will get a unique and intimate view into life of contemporary street artists and their artwork. Preserving artwork on film or video is a crucial part of street art. In many instances, the artwork lasts only a few hours before it is damaged, removed or becomes part of the environment. The audience gets a very rare look at some of the greatest pieces of contemporary art, many of which are no longer in existence.
Graffiti and street art are not only a new form of contemporary art, but also an innovative art movement tightly connected to our neighborhoods and communities. It is time to alter public art policies and recognize the new ideas and innovative approaches for refreshing our cities. It is not about physical walls and pedestals, but rather about connections and relationships among people.
More info: www.albuscav.us/filmfest