Archive for the ‘VIDEOS’ Category

Extraction Shift

29/08/2014

A short video spotted on GREY HAVEN

Extraction Shift explores a world that appears dystopian, yet the reality achieved is one we have strived for. In a reconfigured landscape, the conditioned industrial day‐to‐day practices are re‐applied to the new environment. This becomes apparent when we clock into places of recreation or when the call centre worker mans their workstation like a loom.

In this period of mans progression through the technological and intelligence economy, our most profitable resource has become data produced via online social platforms.

With vast amounts of data produced by over a billion users, this enables companies to assume a unique position. Allowing them to generate new economic growth, but also to study a user’s habits, and experiment with behavioural patterns while we remain constantly connected, generating new economies without conscious consent.

This allows prolific online companies to; persuade users to spend more time on the sites generating more resources. Manning a digital loom, the subject of clause in the relationship between worker and profiteer is unclear; the user becomes producer and the resource to be mined. Mining personal data is a billion‐dollar business designed to garner eyeballs, elicit purchases and shape behaviour.

One’s To Watch….

09/08/2011

Saturday 13th August 2011 Channel 4 @ 9.00pm

Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)

Documentary following eccentric French shop keeper and graffiti fan Thierry Guetta as he sets out to make a film about street art but becomes obsessed with tracking down and befriending the notoriously camera-shy Banksy. He finally locates the elusive artist but quickly finds his footage commandeered and the focus of the feature turned on himself. The film contains footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many of the world’s most infamous graffiti artists at work.

Sunday 14th August 2011 Channel 4 @ 10.30pm

Graffiti Wars

Graffiti – the work of mindless vandals or creative geniuses? To some it is art, to others it is a sign we’ve lost control of our cities. Since Roman times graffiti has been a form of anti-establishment rebellion. But today it is transcending social nuisance to gain cultural and artistic credibility, unprecedented prices at auction and even Presidential and Prime Ministerial approval.

However, at street level a bitter war is being waged between graffiti writers, street artists and the authorities. While graffiti writers face trial and prison sentences for their art, some street artists’ work is lauded and protected behind Perspex. This issue is at the heart of a graffiti war being fought on the streets of London between one of the founding fathers of the British graffiti scene and the most famous street artist in the world.

In London over the past 18 months the tension between the camps has played out in a battle of spray cans between supporters of freehand graffiti writer King Robbo and those of his nemesis, the stencil-using street artist Banksy.

The “graffiti war” between the two men began in the early 90’s but was re-ignited by what was widely seen in some graffiti circles as an unforgiveable transgression of graffiti “rules” by Banksy. It was an act that pulled 80s legend King Robbo out of retirement to retaliate in the place where it all began, the streets. Directed and produced by Jane Preston, the film goes behind enemy lines as the war escalates – until tragic and unforeseen circumstances bring about an unexpected ceasefire.

Sunday 14th August 2011 Channel 4 @ 12.40am

Dark Days (2001)

From novice filmmaker Marc Singer comes this cinematic portrait of the homeless population who live permanently in the underground tunnels of New York City, Singer lived in the bowels of a midtown Manhattan railway station for two years to shoot this harrowing account of the day-to-day existence of the homeless.

Shot in noirish black and white, Singer shows how society’s discarded and disenfranchised fashion a community of sorts in the sunless labyrinth of the station’s transit tunnels. Though told without narration, a dozen or so individual stories emerge. Dee (the sole woman depicted in the film) lost all her children in a house fire while she was high on crack; Ralph remains inconsolable after his five-year old’s rape and mutilation during a stint in prison.

In the final reel, Amtrak sends in armed police to clean out the tunnels, citing health concerns. However, the subterranean tenets happen upon a stroke of luck, as an NYC social worker discovers a cache of previously unclaimed public housing.

Featuring a haunting soundtrack by DJ Shadow, Dark Days won the Grand Jury prize for cinematography, the Freedom of Expression award, and an audience award at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival

Federal In San Diego

24/02/2011

Features TY Morrow, Jared Washington and Bruno Hoffman.

Music:

A Tribe Called Quest – Award tour

Wu Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M

GDOT and the BBB

13/04/2010

From the BolingbrokeBadBoy Himself Jonny Sketch

Paedo coat

08/04/2010

The Wizard’s Props 75 Bio

22/03/2010

Quite a few bmx video’s going up latley but his one needs to be seen. he is a 100% wizard

knuckle tap.

09/03/2010

a street barca edit featuring the Barcelona locals

twisted trickery

08/03/2010

Will Taubin – Neighborhood Superheroes

Fat Mike & Davey Watson

ZOMBIE DOGS

06/03/2010

the wizard

03/03/2010

DITCHBURN

27/02/2010

FUCKIN MASS TOOT.

04/02/2010

REYNOLDS SHUT DOWN

sean burns……

31/01/2010

END OF 2009 MIX

28/01/2010

Just incase anybody has been lurking under a rock…

You learn a lot in the streets.

28/01/2010

The Education Of Sonny Carson.

a part of this film was used for the intro to.

GZA RZA & Bill Murray – Coffee & Cigarettes……

28/01/2010