Archive for May, 2010

It’s all gone South

Posted in Art with tags , , , , on May 27, 2010 by jack lomax

Invader who? Doing what with Aliens all the time? The Revolution will be ceramicised! I bumped into a Mutate Britain artist, whose name shall remain unsaid for now, out on a mission today – papering the cracks that the council ignore and doing it with some proper style… expect more and keep your eyes peeled… there’s one on Curtain Road near Cordy House and another near that big big cotton reel…baby we were born to kiln…

…and what the hell is happening somewhere in a studio near you??? Glastonbury Unfairground preparations are scaring the shit out of me quite frankly! What do these likkle dollies want with us?! Find out in a Somerset field in June…

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Static show at Art Republic

Posted in Art with tags , , , on May 26, 2010 by mutate

If you came to One Foot in the Grove you will have encountered Static, and now they have this new show crackling into action at Art Republic and running for three weeks… we suggest going there and looking at it.

Floss drops it a One Foot in the Grove

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2010 by jack lomax

Yes Floss, we’re listening, tell them! Directed by Hugo Levien at One Foot last year ‘ reaches the parts other cameras cannot reach’ !!!

Glastonbury warm up Warehouse Party

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on May 16, 2010 by mutate

The Glastonbury warm up is getting hotter, Village Underground will be a smasher: Art is being painted, Sculpture sculpted and DJs are selecting selections! Big thanks to Village Underground and all the DJs for their support of our Glastonbury campaign

BUY TICKETS FOR THE MUTATE BRITAIN GLASTONBURY WARM UP >>HERE<<

Giles Walker’s Homeless Robot Project

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , on May 9, 2010 by jack lomax

Giles is a master sculpture, a true modern genius – I love his work. It’s just so easy to understand and says so much about important subjects that people normally ignore. And it’s robots. Brilliant. This video is the first quick go in a sequence that will, I hope, grow into something illuminating. We are the robots.

Bilingual Blogging on Alapinta Crew in Chile

Posted in South America with tags , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2010 by mutate

This just in from Rod Palmer in Chile:

Graffiti has not slowed down in Chile following February’s earthquake, and the arrival in March of Chile´s first right-of-centre government since Pinochet. If anything it has regained new urgency.

Chilean graffiti writers are ever more recognized in surprisingly official contexts.  The local government is backing southern Chile´s finest graffiti crew ALAPINTA´s show at the heart of Temuco, in the plaza.  ALAPINTA formed in Temuco as students.  They describe themselves as a ´familia de amigos´ (family of friends).  The photo on the flier to their Temuco show has one of them painting with a roller: painting with latex, the medium of much South American graffiti, with roots in political protest painting.

ALAPINTA are Aner and Maher of Villarrica, GVZ and Cezo of Temuco, and Fiam of Valdivia. Aner has Mapuche roots.  ALAPINTA Crew support the cause of southern Chile´s indigenous Mapuche people.  The Santiago-based Mapuche band NüLKüWE (Liberation) gigged at ALAPINTA´s opening in Temuco.

And here it is en espanol!

Graffiti no ha cesado en Chile después del terremoto de febrero, y de la llegada en febrero del primero gobierno de la derecha en Chile desde Pinochet. Al contrario, el graffiti ha conquistado una nueva urgencia.

Escritores chilenos de graffiti están cada vez más reconocidos en contextos sorprendemente oficiales. ALAPINTA es la mejor crew de todo el sur del Chile. Se formaron a Temuco cuando eran estudiantes.  Se presentan como una ´familia de amigos´La foto en la flyer a la expo temucana muestra uno de ellos en polera y con rodillo: pintando con látex, en medio de mucho graffiti sudamericano, y con raíces en la pintura de protesta política.

ALAPINTA son Aner y Maher de Villarrica, GVZ y Cezo de Temuco, y Fiam de Valdivia.  Aner tiene raíces Mapuche. ALAPINTA promueve la causa de la gente indígena de Chile sureño.  La banda musical Mapuche, NüLKüWE (Liberación), tocó amenizando a ALAPINTA en Temuco.