11 May 2010


ok, if you don't know who Banksy is...it takes too much effort to explain, just simply put it this way: the most break through "Street Art" artist since...the last generation graffiti gurus such as Futura, Stash, Kaws etc who have made themselves famous through traditional graffiti.

i am not heavily involved with graffiti and i am hopeless at remembering names of artists (actually any name , streets, songs, bands etc) but i can recognise their work. but with Banksy, anyone can recognise it at once, because it's so different from everything else you see on the street. His works are mostly done in Black ink with a bit of colour as touch up, but the details are so defined and the message behind are always inspiring, which is what street art is all about: a media for us to reflect on the society. right?

and the basic background of the film goes like this:

As a personal introduction, Banksy’s penned a letter for the world premiere of his debut feature film at Sundance went a little something like this….. “Ladies and gentlemen, and publicists: Trying to make a movie which truly conveys the raw thrill and expressive power of art is very difficult. So we haven’t bothered. Instead, this is simply an everyday tale of life, longing, and mindless vandalism. Everything you are about to see is true, especially the bit where we all lie. Thanks for coming, please don’t give away the ending on Twitter. And please, don’t try copying any of this stuff at home, wait until you get to work.”
And so it goes that the artist, political commentator and social prankster known as Banksy makes his foray into cinema by doing exactly what he does best, warping reality into something much more fun! In this, ‘the world’s first street art disaster movie’, Banksy becomes the prize catch of Thierry Guetta, a French shop-keep turned videographer who becomes obsessed with finding and filming the elusive painter. Also featuring the likes of Shephard Fairey (Obey), Space Invader and a slew of street art luminaries, Exit Through the Gift Shop totally delivers – a funny, raucous (and cautionary) tale on art, ambition and the cult of celebrity.

and the reason for blogging? IT'S SHOWING IN BRISBANE!! for the first time i can relate myself to something like this in Brisbane, although i still haven't found a suitable partner to go watch with me, i am happy to go by myself!

Tribal Theatre

1 comment:

Bambi said...

Have you seen Pharell's new song with Nelly Furtado, 'Hot 'N' Fun' film clip?
The cars done up by Kaws! Its pretty cuteeee