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Art of The Street – Film Series – Screening 1: Wild Style
Wednesday 27 September, 2017 @ 19:00 - 22:00
An in-depth investigation of street art, stickers, posters, graffiti and culture jamming.
PRSC is pleased to invite you to Art of The Street, a series of 5 films followed by a discussion, focused on providing a wider understanding of the origins of Graffiti Art, its further developments and influences in contemporary culture.
The term Graffiti Arts has been used since the late 70’s to define text-based tagging (personalised signature) and drawings on walls and trains. Since then, Graffiti Art had followed an organic development of expressive tools as a commentary of our urban environment and culture jamming. Messages of peace, friendship, denial of restrictions, protest, etc. convey a commentary around the city we live in and encourage debates on the ownership of the public space.
The constant flux of influences ranging from design, publicity, the contemporary art stream and its questioning contributes to define the visual and engaging urban art we see every day.
Screening 1: Wild Style by Charlie Ahearn, 1982
In 1982, a small, independent movie written, produced, and directed by Charlie Ahearn was released, first in Germany, Japan, and Cannes, then finally in Times Square. Wild Style, the first film to unite the underground urban art forms of nascent Hip Hop culture—DJing, MCing, b-boying, and graffiti writing—was filmed on location in the South Bronx without permits or pretensions. Some 25 years after its release, Wild Style is truly a classic, having inspired countless artists, musicians, and writers with unforgettable scenes starring the era’s most memorable personalities.
Duration: 82 mins
Doors open at 7pm, the film will start at 7.30pm followed by a short discussion.
Suggested donation £5 for a beer/soft drink and pop-corn.
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