Love street art and graffiti? Check out Bomb It 2–trailer below! Filmmaker Jon Reiss is a champion of street and graffiti, and tomorrow, September 10 from 5pm to 6:30pm West Coast time, I’ll be interviewing him live on Firedoglake.com about his new film Bomb It 2, the follow up to his renowned global graffiti documentary Bomb It. In Bomb It 2, Reiss–using a ultra compact camera and sound package– traveled by himself to film artists and writers representing the indigenous street art scenes in Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, Perth, Melbourne, Copenhagen, Chicago, Austin and the Palestinian refugee camps on the West Bank.
He explored urban landscapes and a wide range of graffiti cultures, styles and beliefs– Klone, Know Hope, Great Bates, Twoone, Darbotz, Killer Gerbil and Zero, Bon, Alex Face, Sloke, Husk Mit Navn, Ash, Phibs, Stormie Mills, Beejoir, Zero Cents, Vexta, MIC, and Xeme, and many more–discovering some startling similarities:
I was inspired to explore how and where graffiti and street art had penetrated the globe into some of the most unlikely places… At the same time it was interesting to see how some of the constants of graffiti exist nearly everywhere – from Perth to Copenhagen: the need to express oneself in public – and the addictive nature of getting up!
To participate, register (it’s free) at Firedoglake.com and log in at 5pm, you’ll see the Bomb It 2 headline on the front page–if you don’t since not all claocks are synchronized– a wait or two and just refresh your browser (command R on Macs). It will appear! This is a live typed online interview, so to ask a question, just type it in the comment box and hit “send.” To reply to a question/comment, hit the reply button and type your comment/reply.
Every couple of minutes, refresh your browser to see new questions and comments. Hope to see you there!
Photos courtesy Hybrid Cinema. Top: Husk Mit Nav; Bottom Bomb it 2 Artists (Top Row: Left – Thor; Middle – Ash Keating; Right– Stormie Mills. Middle Row: Left – Foma; Middle – Killer Gerbil; Right – Klone. Bottom Row: Left – Husk Mit Navn; Middle – Zero; Right – Darbotzn)