Bomb it : A global graffiti documentary by Jon Reiss
May 21, 2007, 3:48 pm
Filed under: News

BOMB IT is the explosive new documentary from award-winning director Jon Reiss investigating the most subversive and controversial art form currently shaping international youth culture: graffiti. BOMB IT will be the most comprehensive film project about graffiti and street art done to date and for years to come, featuring original and rare footage from the top graffiti writers of modern times, from Cornbread and Taki 183 to Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos, and up-and-coming artists pushing the boundaries of this longstanding artistic and social movement. See the growing list of artists participating in BOMB IT here.

The first documentary to cover this phenomenon on every continent, BOMB IT has shot in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Tijuana, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Hamburg, Berlin, Cape Town, and São Paulo. Tokyo is coming up next.

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Video Graffiti Project/Bandung – Indonesia
May 21, 2007, 1:40 pm
Filed under: Archive, Documentation, Performance, Projects, Video/Animation

In Sunday (20/05/07) we decided to run a video graffiti project in five random places in Bandung – Indonesia (Regent Parking Space, Cikapundung, Viaduct, Jembatan Pasupati & Paskal Hypersquare). This project is presenting a multimedia performance by RNRM (Hendra, Ekky & Kanya), Biosampler/UVG (Niang & Megadeth) & Mocko. This project is made possible by support & initiative from Bandung Center for New Media Arts/Common Room Networks Foundation, FF/WD Records, Electrokiller Corps. & Lucky Strike. Visit this link to view slideshow.

Don’t shout it, Tratt’ it by Laura Beloff & Martin Pichlmair
May 10, 2007, 9:29 am
Filed under: News

A work by Laura Beloff & Martin Pichlmair


The work is based on the idea of using the world as the constantly changing score for the sounds and on the notion of kids being very loud at certain age. The interest was to create a real-time composition with a focus of making a media-art piece for children.

The TRATTIs are wearable screaming devices for children. TRATTIs generate noise and sound and music (depending on your ear) according to what the kid is looking at. Each TRATTI is different, yet all are similar. The prototype plays the visual world as the score for the sounds.

Though the TRATTI looks very low tech, it actually is a high tech device. A mobilephone with camera runs the system. It also contains a megaphone-shaped horn, an amplifier and electronics. TRATTI uses custom-made software, developed in mobile processing, to interpret the images as sound that the phone takes, then it plays out loud the sound it generates.

A work by Laura Beloff & Martin Pichlmair.

Flashback: The Rhizome Project/2002/Jakarta/Indonesia
May 1, 2007, 4:55 pm
Filed under: Archive, Documentation, Projects

The Rhizome Project

In April ’till June 2002, The British Council Jakarta and Bandung Center for New Media Arts organized a workshop and exhibition located at The Library of The British Council Jakarta. Young artists from Bandung and Jakarta were invited to explore and respond the library space for two months working-period. The opening presented Biosampler, a collective multimedia-performance group from Bandung.

Participating artists:
Adi Cumi
Andri Moch.
Anggun Priambodo
Arief Tousiga
Dewi Aditya
Gustaff H. Iskandar
Hendi Hendarsyah
Hendry Foundation
Indra Ameng
J.D. Avianto
Puji Siswanti
Siti Nazariah

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