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Packa’s Dragon is mutating for Glastonbury

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2010 by jack lomax

Here’s Packa’s Dragon at our Glasto warm up party, it will be making it’s first full outing at the festival, complete with body, wings and tail – fear the flaming beast!

If you’re coming to Glasto then don’t forget to pay us a visit, we’re in The Unfairground with the Mutoids and Bez and Mani – it’ll be back to the old school festival vibes in our corner! Map here

Secret DJs aplenty in our corner, with Rebel Sonix (pictured) keeping their hands on the DJ/VJ tiller – plus what promises to be a mind blowing performance from RizMC’s MICroscope interactive visual extravaganza. You might know Riz from his lead roles in Chris Morris’s Terrorist Comedy ‘4 Lions’, Chalie Brooker’s ‘Dead Set’ and Peter Kozminski’s ‘Britz’ – all of which were exceptional dramas – Riz is a real talent AND a sick MC, his new project involves crowd interatcion and a story that will leave you  questioning your very ears!  Check this Losers Dan Hiller video I posted a while back:

There will be all kinds of giant Mutoid sculpture and brand new Street Art – even new work from Obey! More on that in next few days…

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…

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<<

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.

Could this be the most important idea in living memory? www.robinhoodtax.org.uk

Posted in Art, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2010 by jack lomax

Chile Estyle: New Film on Chilean Street Art coming from Pablo Aravena

Posted in News, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2010 by mutate

News from Dr. Rod Palmer in earthquake-struck Chile just in:

CHILE ESTYLE

Pablo Aravena, of Next: a Primer on Urban Art (Canada / France 2007), is planning to make another full-length documentary film: on the booming graffiti scene in his native Chile.  The 10 minute demo of Chile Estyle can be seen on the webpage www.chileestyle.com which is launched today. Check out the interviews with many of Chile´s finest.  The demo was filmed in LA in December, and in Santiago de Chile and Valparaíso in January, i.e. pre the 27 February earthquake.

FUERZA CHILE

Graffiti in Chile is not quaked.  Last week, in Santiago´s Plaza Italia, Guztok of Nadie Crew (Nobody Crew) popped up with ´FUERZA CHILE´ :

Santiago locals liked the girly ´C` and quaking cityscape of the ´L´ in C-H-I-L-E: