A brief trip to South Africa. We interviewed several people – amongst them Ahmed Kathrada who spent 26 years in prison. With Marikana in the background, this was a trip where we encountered much disillusionment amongst all and sundry. We also created a mural of Ruth First in Soweto.
Archive for the ‘Street Art’ Category
Our short film “Street Art Collides with Reality” is part of the Official Selection for the 2011 Rushes Soho Shorts film festival. The film shows three street artists – Ben Slow, Joseph Loughborough and Joe Deane – painting in the east end of London. Their painting of a destitute woman and child ( Ma o Shishu) is sadly echoed by what we discover behind the facade of the building….The film will be screened at the ICA on 23rd July 2011.
We have created a new site with portraits of some of the artists we have filmed for the Brick Lane documentary. These include ( in no particular order) Blek Le Rat, Dale Grimshaw, Knowhope, C215, Remed, 3TTMan, David le Fleming, Nathan Bowen, Stik, Indigo, Macay, Grems, Zbiok, Dscreet, Sinboy, Joseph Loughborough, Joe Deane, Ben Slow and others.
Photos by Shafiur Rahman and Harjinder Bahra. Ably assisted by - Parminder Bahra, Ketaki Devasthali (camera), Dorota Halewska (camera), Brian Peters, Martina Mosna (camera).
Next up – trailer and virals!
Six Oranges found Belgian street artist Roa a big wall in Hanbury Street, off Brick Lane and gave him a cherry picker. Roa produced an absolute showstopper and the biggest piece of street art in London. See more pictures here. We filmed the incredible performance for our documentary on art and Brick Lane. It has received a lot of attention including coverage by street art and art websites/blogs like Unurth, Juxtapoz magazine and Vandalog. The London Evening Standard also carried a picture of Roa painting. Roa was here in London for his amazing show at Pure Evil gallery.