ˇThe challenge was to communicate these complex stories in the most minimal way possible while retaining their essence. By having each vignette loop seamlessly, the timeless and perennial nature of these stories are reinforced.
The work of Spanish street art double act Pichi & Avo, a blend of old school chaos tagging and even older school Greek mythology – all applied with spray paint .
The first gallery show of their work – entitled Urban IconoMythology – goes on exhibition this week (and for the next three months) at Basement Project Room in Fondi, halfway between Rome and Naples, if you’re passing.
Drug dealer turf markings? Tributes to murdered friends? Tokens of lost virginity? Or just aggressive littering?
The Mystery of Flying Kicks – directed in 2010 by Australian self-confessed ‘sneaker head’ Mathew Bate – seeks the truth behind an urban phenomenon at which most people have wondered and around which an entire subculture has grown up. Sez he:
In an effort to get to the truth once and for all we asked the people of earth to help us solve this mystery. Using an on-line call out and a phone message bank, this documentary was made entirely from donated photographs, phoned-in theories, video, vlogs, and animation.