Thursday, December 17, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Exhibition ni takkan tamat selagi tak roboh bangunan tu atau ada yg rajin plak pegi padamkan.... so kalau korang ada berdekatan, atau mmg nak tengok jugak work dia ni, sila rujuk pada flyer di atas untuk maklumat lanjut.
Lawati blog dia kat sini.... http://bubuk-bubuk.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Most of this work are no more there.... fell of, by nature or not, who knows?
I have wondering if to put this up or not long ago... it was the nature of the "artist" that worried me..... and it was located just under the "Peace Hill".
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Someone by the name BUBUK send me link to his streetwork. He had done quite a number of stencils and also street exhibition similar to LanggarLari, i did ask him for details of his solo work in few abandon places but still havent receive any yet. Hope he will "submit" some info of his exhibition to me soon.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Over 30 street artist gathered(saturday and sunday) and they came from all over malaysia.... that is what i been told..... if you love to see the rest of the artwork produce by various talented street artist you can go to this link.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
What is hindering us from participating in public games of meaning? Our public spaces are tightly controlled by the interests of capital and the capitalist state. The stifling of our ability to adorn our surroundings is a prime example of the depravity of our common condition under late capitalism. Unless a person has a lot of money, access to public walls is blocked. And if by some chance someone does have the money required, she or he is usually obligated to produce more capital with the images that adorn those public walls by selling something. In other words, by advertising. Those that rebel against the demands of a capitalism bent on self-reproduction face punishment at the hands of the capitalist state, whether in the form of fines or imprisonment. No matter how vociferously the mainstream media trumpets its 'objectivity', it works in unison with this capitalist state, serving to disseminate capitalist ideology. It wins public consent and compliance with the repressive laws that prohibit graffiti and other acts of meaning-creation that fail to conform with the overarching commercial logic that dominates our public space.
Evidence of this complicity on the part of the media is not hard to find. A series of articles on the problem of graffiti that have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle with in the last two years are typical. The underlying assumptions which motivate these articles betray what I will call an exterminationist logic, very much like the one described by philsopher Philipe Lacoue-Labarthe in his recent book Heidegger, Art and Politics. Labarthe claims that Auschwitz and the unspeakable exterminations that took place there revealed the deepest contradictions of the 'civilized' West, manifesting the most brutal functionalism latent in the desire to achieve perfection by eliminating all traces of the undesirable Other. He writes that 'nowhere else in history has the will to clean, to totally eradicate a 'stain' been so compulsively enacted without the least ritual.' The rhetoric of the articles in the San Francisco Chronicle reveals this same 'will-to-clean', though for ends that are admittedly not quite so extreme! Still, the compulsion to eradicate undesirable traces of the Other's presence is clearly related to the compulsion to eradicate the Others themselves (a compulsion recently attested to by the spate of anti-immigration campaigns around the world, including the one that gave California Proposition 187).
An article entitled 'One Man's War on Graffiti,' glorifies citizen Bob Moss to heroic proportions, making his exterminatory quest seem a noble undertaking indeed. The article presents graffiti as something that 'assaults the eye,' as 'a fresh outrage that sprung up over night,' and its perpetrators as 'despoilers.' We are then offered a catalog of the spaces from which Bob removes stains: 'Most of his voluntary Graffiti removal takes place in and around his Barron Park neighborhood, in south Palo Alto between El Camino real and the Gunn High School campus. He has taken on the task of painting over or scrubbing off nearly 2,000 examples of graffiti from fences, mailboxes, telephone booths, storefronts, warehouse walls, windows, poles, and signs.' The tools which he uses to remove the stains are a 'customized clean-up kit of paint remover, mineral oil, sponges, and matching-color spray paints.'
Whereas Nazis found their Others in Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, and politicos, Bob Moss finds his in Graffiti and those who inflict it on his otherwise pristine world. The Nazis erased their Others with death; Bob erases his with his 'kit'. The Nazis sought with compulsive urgency to eliminate their Others not only from the present, but from the past — to clean the slate of history. Bob seeks with compulsive urgency to prevent graffiti from ever being seen: 'The key to an effective campaign against the blight,' he advises, 'is to paint over or remove it right away. It takes away the ego satisfaction a kid expects when he drives by and does not see his mark where he left it.' Bob's tactic is to erase an event, a mark, a sign, before it is interpreted, so that it is as though it never existed at all. All this he does in order bring his urban environment closer to perfection: 'Moss is out daily laboring to restore an urban ambience he worries is losing ground to the despoilers.' Of course, this noble goal places him squarely within the epic traditions of the West. Think, for example, of the spotless city that abides at the heart of Christianity, the 'New Jerusalem' where 'nothing unclean will enter' (Rev 21:27). The New Jerusalem is the full actualization of a totalitarian regime in which the Other is banished into oblivion while the chosen few realize a perfection, so purged of the undesirable and ill-fitted that it is sterile — clean, yes, but dead as well. Bob Moss participates in the same sort of banishing act. Indeed, we might suspect that his name his an alias, a cover, that his real name might be Mr. West!
The point of this analogy is that the war on graffiti is a little too much like the other wars the West has been responsible for. To an extent, it's part of the same continuous war. And citizens like Bob Moss are its berserkers. Not only did Bob embark on a personal quest that won him newspaper fame, he also helped convince the Palo Alto City Council to invest $125,000 in a city-wide clean-up program, which includes a graffiti hot-line and distribution to volunteers of anti-graffiti kits similar to the one Bob himself totes. He has also organized 'anti-graffiti patrols and a $100 dollar reward program which led to the arrest of two taggers last year.' Bob has a fellow warrior in San Bruno city councilman Chris Pallas, described in another San Francisco Chronicle article as somebody out to 'catch these people red-handed' — literally. Pallas has suggested the use of infrared cameras to be supplied by the military to San Bruno Municipal Cable TV, which would provide feed to the police department in order to catch taggers in action. To accusations that the city would be spying on its residents, Pellas responded that 'when you go to a bank, they're taking your picture and they're allowed to do it, other buildings have cameras all over for surveillance, even hotels, this is not any different.' Rose Urbach, a resident of San Bruno, echoes her councilman: 'I am concerned, and I do think that there should be something to point out the people who are doing it...put cameras on mailboxes, bridges everything. If there is anyway to get rid of it — it's so ugly — they should try some way besides painting over it because that doesn't seem to be helping.'
These visions of a panoptic, anti-graffiti police state contrast in startling ways with the 'visions' inflicted on us by public advertising. Like other 'stains' on purity, graffiti is demonized because it subverts our efforts to achieve the sterile perfection that lies at the end of the West's forward march. Advertising, conversely, confronts us with what already appears 'perfect' in its inaccessible sterility. Let's contrast another San Francisco Chronicle article on public decoration to the ones we already discussed. This one, however, is about the 'wild' posting that is 'the latest rage in the fashion world.' This wild posting 'hits plywood walkways, covered-up windows, walls — any space that is available and highly visible during the day' and gets away with it because 'many cities do not have strict laws against such advertising — as long as its done in non-residential areas.' Notice how when 'quasi-legal advertising transforms urban space into low-budget billboards' no mention is made that this same public space likely bore the stain of graffiti (which was in such desperate need of eradication). This is because the space now attracts a more high-brow crowd: Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, and Benetton. Praised for high visibility and the aesthetic effects produced by the posters, the fashion designers proclaim, 'It's incredibly visible and not terribly expensive. And we love the look of multiple pictures.' These advertisements, as well as the fully legal ones that bombard us daily, celebrate capitalism and the society it has created in its own image.
But let's take a step back and reconsider the whole question of 'urban blight' from a new perspective. Couldn't we say that advertisements 'assault our eyes,' that they are every bit as much, if not more, a part of this blight than the illegitimate graffiti with which they compete for our attention. If we don't think about it too hard, we can explain public advertisements away as so much 'filler' in our daily routine: we're always just driving by the billboard to get where we really want to be. But if we consider the question more deeply, we will realize that we never just pass anything, that we climb the mountain, not just to be on top, but for the process of climbing itself...and that there are a lot of billboards on the way up this mountain, which, like Tantalus, we are forever scaling. We dwell with these billboards and they subject our senses and intellect to a number of different responses; they engage us without consent and create needs that can only be met through consumption.
So what's really the stain in our everyday lives? The not-for-profit acts of meaning-creation perpetrated by the tagger, or the multi-million dollar advertising campaign that convinces me that the smiling Indonesian peasant women picking leaves for my Tejava Tea leave no residue of their undesirable otherness on the 'purest expression of tea'? It is time we started thinking more carefully and critically about the banal deifications that transform the Bob Mosses and Chris Pellases of this world into epic heroes in miniature. And it wouldn't hurt to turn the distinction between advertising and graffiti on its head. It is up to us as political theorists to occupy spaces with signs and signifiers which are 'other' than those of our larger consumer culture. Whether we do this with T-shirts, bumper-stickers or just stickers of any sort, pins, pamphlets, or even billboard graffiti, we as Bad Subjects readers can all play our part in resisting the tradition which is moving us towards totalitarianism.
Jeremiah Luna is a creative writer. He graduated from UC-Berkeley with a degree in English.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Inside outside is a documentary bout street art featuring some cool street artist using various kind of medium. Its out in DVD in 2007, but it is still a good movie to watch ..... if you dont have it, you can download it from the link below...
Inside Outside with English subtitles embedded (470mb)
Inside Outside without subtitles (720mb)
I downloaded the one without subtitles..., great quality but you all really need the subtitles tho'
so here is a link to subtitles file ..... or else just download the first one with subtitles embedded.... but i didnt know how good is the quality of that one.
download subtitle - english
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
LanggarLari/hitandrun - a project between various street artist to exhibit their work in a art gallery formats but street art way which is hit and run. Totally just for fun..... it could be held in an abandon building, under the bridge, or anywhere out there were you think possible.... let say you wanted to exhibit your work in an abandoned house.... first get into the house, think of what you want to exhibit in the house with the space available..... get to work with the artwork and "promotion" then finally install the work in the space. Invite your friends, family and everyone you know in your myspace and facebook to attend your exhibition complete with direction of how to get there..... yeah something like that.
I need contributor for this blog..... please....... ;) it, could be in a form of writing either in Bahasa or English pecah like mine(this will be great), photos, movies, songs/bands or it could be anything as long as it got to do with street art/stencils/stickers or alike.
Then i also in debt to my own self of making a movie/mockumentary ....... and its frustrating as it has been like a "tumor" in my brain since 2005/6 and i need to get it out soon.....
So anyone who think that they are interested in any of these future/delayed project are always welcome to join the crew of the "cursed vandals"
btw; check out this new cool work by hasanul below..
Its been more than a month..... yeah..... been busy with loads of things to do..... so here among other interesting work that i found in my email...... sorry to Hasanul for taking so long. These two were among his new work that i dig..... you all can see more of his work on his own blog thru this link below:
hasanul isyraf idris
its a great work by him, my other wish is to see his work on the street one day;)...... so people enjoy!
Friday, July 3, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I dont know what the reason for their action, is there any idea or manifestation behind it or simply an act of fun. No matter who's face on that billboard, i enjoy watching it being cut off like that.
Watch the video yourself here
And check what i just found about people who did it here
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Click the link above to view the video..... its awesome kind of street art!
and they have three video on Vimeo, need scroll a bit and just look for the other two video, the one that im putting here were the Papergirl #2
Monday, May 4, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
i fuck-up a lot, being a stencillist and talk bout environment is not easy..... since the medium used still fucking up the environment..... and i smoke cigar..... i drove Mercedes Benz and kill any cyclist on my way.... i eat meat..... any kind of it.... fuck-up a lot.... im sorry..... really i am. i promise i'll change. i will switch off my light in next earth hour...... know what i'll double it.... for the earth..... i'll do it for two hour..... hahaha...... but can i still watch the television.....
just enjoy the work lah!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
taken from her blog, http://jarjarblingblink.blogspot.com/
tadaa my exclusive stencil t-shirt. here it is. not really the first t-shirt i've made. i think this is the third one. the other two were so unlucky to be on this blog. erm i'll try my level best to get them here. im really sorry because i dont have any camera. im not a gadget freak. i only use stand alone nokia handphone. so what! lol
so, this is my first freezer paper stencil. and it is awesome. i mean no hard work required. cutting the stencil is made easy. the fun part is when you do the painting. the stencil will stuck on your shirt and it wont moves around. no more smudges. the best part: freezer paper is not avail in malaysia. i've been searching it from grocery store, hypermarket, bookstore, stationary shop and i have found none. i was bright enough to search it at ebay. hey i got it. the girl sold it to me by yards. oh my~~ she's making profits out of it. naa i have no choice but to get what i wanted the most.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Due to the fact that im a super shy person and appearing in public were not my thing..... i firstly choose not to put this thing here..... but to help friends that been doing such a great effort to organize such event plus as my friends at the bunkers always said..... "for the cause".... so i put it here la..... hope it all went well. To know more bout the organizer..... do visit the blog here. http://thecoathangers.wordpress.com/
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
What city paint worker and vandal have in common..... they love what they do..... they probably cursing each other sometime..... the vandal paint their works, this city council painter got to whitewash it back..... sometime, the city council open a tender offer to sub-contract the repaint job to other small company and for these small company..... this could make them happy....
I took this photo behind Low Yat Centre..... i can clearly see that it just been repaint.... judging from the paint mark left on the tree inside this flower bed and the fact that its been raining lately..... im sure they just had it repaint..... but somehow those who were suppose to repaint the whole flower bed wall left this small A4 size stencil there....... intentionally. I had myself experience working like this, repainting public wall..... the same thing faced by me and the same thing i did..... i leave the art on that wall...... which later then made me wonder who did this paint job..... is it possible that the person who did this were also a vandal just like me.
Seeing the fact that i know several "intellectuals" that also do art on the street..... everyone is possibly a vandal.
Monday, January 26, 2009
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thank you for those who had been very supportive, who gave very positives comments..... for all those who viewing it thru youtube(26,500 so far-that is without promo)......... thanks
may sickmyduck the video rest in peace.....hahahaha
*they already take out the sounds and song from the movie*
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Those wall have ears, your ears have wall;
Unless you break the walls that had been blocking your ears by all those mainstream dogma..... there'll be no way you can 'hear' the wall..... you'll never gonna listen..... social implications of graffiti as far reaching, grander than the general public gives it credit for..... graffiti has been used to start revolutions, stop wars and generally is the voice of people who nobody want to listened to. Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing........ as a mode of communication, graffiti is extremely effective..... the public views graffiti as part of a far-reaching social sickness, which distorts perception of what should and should not be acceptable..... you can say that graffiti is ugly, selfish, and that its just the action of people who want some pathetic kind of fame, but if that's true it's only because graffiti writers are just like everyone else in this fucking world..... we were ugly for we were mirrored with ugliness, we were selfish for we were thought to be selfish...... never...... because we were born JEW.
Listen to the wall.... they're falling down......