Archive for the ‘Video’ Category
Swooping down from the high places of Oakland under cover of darkness, the predatory Ghost Owl leaves in his wake a trail of brightly colored markings. The following is a study of one such incident.
Artist – Ghost Owl
Director – Jacob PEP Pepper (@peppepper19 on Instagram)
Co-Director – Zac Maricondia (@gigantasy)
Editor – Arron Creechley
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David Polka is a visual artist and graphic designer currently based in Oakland, CA. Originally from Las Cruces, New Mexico, he is a graduate of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and has been exhibiting work professionally since 2006.
Drawing inspiration from abandoned and neglected places, stories and people, Polka’s work distills the ephemeral nature of human experience into a visual record of accumulated memories and emotions. Flowing, abstract forms envelop figures weary from loss and hardship in an exploration of transitory connections. Reflecting a myriad of aesthetic influences including Native American art, graffiti, anime, and Colonial and Byzantine devotional art, these images examine how personal interactions are fostered and eroded by adversity, revealing the lines connecting different facets of our existence with irrevocable patterns of life and death, destruction and rebirth.
To view his latest work, visit davidpolka.com.
Endless Canvas and Pop’t Culture Present:
“John Park is an artist and teacher living in Los Angeles, California. He received his training at the Rhode Island School of Design where he studied classical drawing, painting, sculpture and anatomy. His current series is an attempt at reconciling these classical influences with the more urban aesthetic of the Pop Surrealist movement. The paintings themselves are executed in a live, public setting usually in one evening and then taken back to his studio for further reworking and detail work. He teaches drawing and painting at Concord High School in Santa Monica, has three cats and one Tree.” (bio from Think Space Gallery)
Music video by Zion I performing ShadowBoxing. 2013 Live Up.
Filmed inside Endless Canvas’s SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 (Large Scale Mural Exhibit).
Graffiti Art: Curated by Endless Canvas as part of the SPECIAL DELIVERY 2012 Exhibit. Featuring Anemal, Jurne, Rekn, Yoder, Grow, Depht, Enor, Meck, Enero, Ernest Doty, GATS, Jules Muck, Vator, Scez, Just Becauz, Goser, Samri, M4M, Imp, Kure, Logic, Jaut, Omega, Ghost Owl, Plant Trees, Leach, Cops, Swampy, Zame, Yovoy, Pastime (Full List of Artists)
Director of Photography: Michael Sato
Assistant Director: Nicole Roman
Editing: Spencer Groshong for Ineffable Music
Location Scout: David Wong for Ineffable Music (About the Location)
Meet powerhouse artist/activist Favianna Rodgriguez — a leading voice in the movement of artists raising awareness about U.S. immigration issues. Favianna is a co-founder of both Presente.org and Culture Strike, two groups pushing back against the wave of anti-immigrant rhetoric and legislation that has recently swept the nation. Pulitzer Prize winning author Jose Antonio Vargas explains the ironies of anti-immigration hysteria in a country founded by immigrants. Favianna participates in a visual campaign using the Monarch Butterfly as a symbol of the beauty and dignity of migrants.
Voice Of Art follows Favianna Rodriguez, Culture Strike and Sound Strike to the front lines of the immigration battle in Tucson, AZ. Local human rights lawyer Isabel Garcia illustrates how D.H.S. funnels migrants into the deadly Arizona desert. Activist Roberto Lovato reveals the truth about immigration crackdown and how it is big business for the prison industrial complex. Jasiri X, Invincible, Shining Soul and a group of artistic visionaries come together for a hip-hop/poetry cypher at the U.S./Mexico border before rocking crowds at a pro-migrant music and art jam.
Favianna Rodriguez and crew join the fearless riders of the Undocubus as they arrive in Charlotte, NC — while the media spotlight shines on the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Artist Julio Salgado explains why the Undocubus activists are there to protest. Later, as the city sleeps, Favianna and a team of artists hit the streets on a clandestine postering mission. As the Undocubus riders plan a direct action protest, artist César Maxit explains the butterfly art he has created to help them express their messages. Favianna, Rosario Dawson and a large crowd join Undocubus riders as they stage their dramatic sit-in street blockade designed to send a message to the President before he accepts his nomination for a 2nd term.
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Graffiti artist Turnip (Edible Root Crew, PTV) emerges from the underground for a GMO and Prop 37 awareness-raising mission in California’s East Bay. With throw ups, tags, posting bills, and in-store DIY GMO labeling, Turnip leaves no stone unturned in his quest to root out hidden GMOs.
This Sunday is the last chance for the public to view our SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Mural Exhibit.
In celebration of a successful exhibit, we will be showing two screenings of “VIGILANTE VIGILANTE – The Battle for Expression” on the first floor in the back room to the right.
SCREENING TIMES: 2pm and 5pm
(Limited Seating / Show up Early)
GALLERY HOURS: 12 Noon – 6PM
(Sunday the 30th Only)
GUIDELINES: Please No Alcohol or Bags – Cameras are cool
LOCATION: The Carbon Warehouse – 1350 4th Street, Berkeley, California
(Enter through the rolling gate on 4th Street)
A new breed of crime-fighter now stalks the urban landscape: the anti-graffiti vigilante.
These dedicated blight warriors stop at nothing to rid their neighborhoods and cities of street art,
stickers, tags, and posters.
Yet several of these vigilantes have become the very menace they set out to eliminate. In their relentless attempt to stamp out graffiti, they have turned to illegally and destructively painting other people’s property.
VIGILANTE VIGILANTE is the story of two filmmakers who set out to expose these mysterious characters and discover a battle of expression that stretches from the streets to academia.
Lady Karma and her friends threw together this impromptu music video while she was painting her piece on the third story of this years SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Exhibit.
Filmed/Directed by Odell Hussey
Janaka Selekta & SETI X aka Mandeep Sethi come together for their first collaboration, bridging genres and generations of Asian underground frequencies. Filmed in the Endless Canvas Special Delivery Warehouse in Oakland, California, SETI guides the viewer through layers and layers of visual code and modern day supreme heiroglyphics blasted against the walls of concrete, speaking stories of struggle, happiness, and life. It's time to mobilize.
Description by Babak:
On Saturday night, September 8, 2012, I and thousands of others witnessed the concrete and steel ruin that is Carbon Warehouse in the old Flint Ink building at 1350 Fourth Street, Berkeley return to technicolor life as a free, underground art gallery.
For hours, we gawked at the fabulous graffiti that covered close to every inch of the building, with music, beer and wine, and an electric atmosphere that should make world art hubs like London, Berlin and Venice blush.
The floor, the walls, the ceiling and sundry nooks and crannies were painted with explosive colors, designs and styles. Many works displayed wit, wildness and undeniable artistry. We gazed upwards to espy the livid ceiling of this crazy, cement Sistine, then we gazed down to follow the lushly sprays of color at our feet. Meanwhile, the building and its inhabitants trembled as the freight trains–many adorned by the same art sheltered now inside the building–roared by below.
This once-abandoned trilevel factory seemed happy to be hosting thousands of equally colorful guests busy drinking in the art in 3D, dancing, flirting, posing, snap-shooting and juggling, all self-regulated, well-behaved and paying close attention to what they saw.
From where I stand, the project as a whole suggests a rare mindfulness and was executed expertly and with foresight. The City of Berkeley and the police seems to have played a welcome role in facilitating this art event by keeping a very low profile and just letting folks do their stuff.
Neither was this an LA-style, Eli Broadish splash for the rich and pretentious, or some rarified and ultimately impotent extravaganza. This was a grassroots, super-collaborative public tryst between artists and their audience, a rare bird in a cynical, corporate art world that should be nurtured.
Sadly, after the event, a tiny handful of uninspired, vandalous fools are reported to have tagged a few buildings in West Berkeley, leaving an unfortunate hair in the mouth of a community that had so enjoyed an otherwise delicious art feast.
Yet, none were among the artists that awed us that night. And none have the right to distract us from thanking everyone that helped artwork blossom before our eyes in this enjoyable, provocative way.
Because, on that night, Berkeley appeared talented, fearless and exciting, and in a humble, inclusive way, a bastion of public art.