It takes a legend to go ALL CITY, and a legendary toy to go ALL MUSEUM. Watch your back Pompidou.

GRL @ the Tate Modern on fuckflickr.






The U.S. Department of Homeland Graffiti is partnering with the Secret Intelligence Service to bring Brooklyn’s worst graf crew, the Graffiti Research Lab, to jolly-old mother-fucking England for Street Art at the Tate Modern, May 25th & 26th.

I don’t know from art, but who wants to write their name on the Tate, snap a flick of it and post that jawn on their facebook&#8253 If you’re a graf writer, get in touch.

Graffiti Research Lab
@ the Tate Modern,
May 25th & 26th,
along the Thames and at Level 2 Café.

Free as in Freedom.

Thanks to Raw Canvas and lil’ SOWF for the invite.

GRL. DDSOS. Doing it for the kids since 2006.

Here’s the moment none of you have been waiting for…

GRL: The Complete First Season will make its NYC premiere for PopRally at the Museum of Modern Art on May 4th @ 8PM + PARTY after the flick with Javelin and special, special guests.

Get your tickets here before they sell-out.

SORRY! We sold-out. But the Complete First Season will be showing at BAM on Saturday, May 31st at midnight. Cost = Free!

Or download the torrent of the unofficial DVD here before we sell-out (our DVD is coming soon!).

Read the official press release for the movie here ( redacted by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Graffiti ):

From their origins in the trash room of a non-profit in Manhattan to their emergence as the instigators of an international art movement, Graffiti Research Lab: The Complete First Season documents the adventures of an architect and an engineer who quit their day jobs to develop high-tech tools for the art underground. The film follows the GRL and their network of graffiti artist collaborators (and commercial imitators) across four continents as they write on skyscrapers with lasers, mock advertisers with homemade tools, get in trouble with The Department of Homeland Security and make activism fun again. Primarily using video footage from point-and-shoot digital cameras (“The Pocket Schoolâ€?) and found-content on the web, the movie’s visual style draws as much from the art of the power point presentation and viral media as conventional documentary cinema. Narrated by GRL co-founders, Roth and Powderly, The Complete First Season makes a humorous and insightful argument for free speech in public, open source in pop culture, the hacker spirit in graffiti and not asking for permission in general. The film was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008. Available 24/7 on The Pirate Bay.

– For more GRL @ the MoMA with NYC’s finest look here, leap there and go thither.

Thanks to Hobby Boulihan for the best movie poster art eva!

Over 25 of New York City’s best writers crew-up with the GRL to glorify graffiti at the Museum of Modern Art. Click here to watch the vid and make Peter Vallone Jr. cry.

The Graffiti Research Lab is going to The Sundance Film Festival as part of the New Frontier on Main program. We are looking for a few good graf writers, snowboarders, DJs, mormon MCs and lawyers to help us make a movie. The GRL will be rocking slopes, walls, beats and celebrities of interest from January 16th – January 27th in Park City and the surrounding the greater Salt Lake City area. We will be screening part of our new DVD, Graffiti Research Lab: The Complete First Season, including all our experiments at Sundance, at 12:30 PM Tuesday January 22nd at The New Frontier on Main. Is the UT ready for the GRL?

If you’re interested in hooking up with the GRL and making a little Beehive State history email us here.

Selected GRL-related events at Sundance:

DAM and other artists from Slingshot HipHop perform 14:30 on Monday January 21st at the Music Cafe at the Star Bar on Main.
— L.A.S.E.R. Tag at the Screening of Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden 20:00 on Monday January 21st at the Library Center Theater (The GRL knows btw…)
— Preview Screening of GRL: The Complete First Season 12:30 PM Tuesday January 22nd at New Frontier on Main.
Music on Main at 18:00 on Thursday January 24th at Lower Main St.

Stay tuned to F@ for updates on the GRL, movie reviews from Sundance and straight moguling.

Advertisers interested in talking to the GRL about using L.A.S.E.R. Tag at Sundance should have their people contact our people.

We’re not Triads. We’re not Al-Qaeda. We’re just a mass of kids running around Hong Kong in SUVs with much gear and lasers listening to Cantonese Hip Hop. What do you have to fear?

November 14th, 2007 the GRL goes to Hong Kong China Hong Kong for the Microwave Festival, meets MC Yan, eats well, buys military surplus in Mong Kok, makes history.

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香港的微波新媒介艺术节 (Microwave New Media Art Festival). 街é?“画研究实验室将在2007å¹´11月17 日和18 沿ä¹?龙和港岛的港å?£ç”¨æ¿€å…‰è½°ç‚¸æœ‰è¶£çš„目标。街é?“画研究实验室将å…?许香港的任一个街é?“画作家或普通的公民使用60微瓦特激光, 1800瓦特的音å“?和一个大投影机æ?¥
自由(FREELY)公开地谈论登广告者,公å?¸å’Œæ”¿åºœçš„规模。如果您是街é?“画作家ã€?活动家ã€?黑客ã€?DJ ã€?B男孩或MC (或为任何东西), 请è?”络街é?“画研究实验室。

The Graffiti Research Lab is bringing L.A.S.E.R. Tag to Hong Kong for the Microwave New Media Art Festival. The G.R.L. will be laser-bombing targets of interest along the harbor fronts of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island on the 17th and 18th of November, 2007. The L.A.S.E.R. Tag unit will allow any graffiti writer or ordinary citizen of Hong Kong to FREELY speak their mind in public on the scale of advertisers, corporations and governments using a 60 milliwatt laser, 1800 watts of audio and a big-ass projector. If you are a graffiti writer, activist, hacker, DJ, B-boy or MC (or just up for anything) contact the G.R.L.

UPDATE: special guest appearances by MC YAN and Graphic Airlines on the 17th and 18th respectively.

For more info on the events click here.


Many many thanks to everyone that came out to support Mike at the 2ESAE fundraiser. With your help we were able to raise $3,000, a huge step towards getting Mike a lawyer and giving him a chance to defend himself. A lot of people went home happy with fresh canvases, custom shirts, and blackbooks blessed by NYC’s finest. Thanks to Eyebeam for providing the space. Thanks to all the performers: Large Pro, Jamie Dubs, Jak Danielz + Johnny Walker, Craig G, and SR, as well as the b-boys and b-girls who were hitting the concrete all night long.

2esae blackbook
opening shot

More photos up here and here

(Created with flickrSLiDR.)

mp3s of all the performances:
[audio:http://fffff.at/audio/JamieDubsLive.mp3] — Jamie Dubs
[audio:http://fffff.at/audio/LargeProLive.mp3] — Large Pro
[audio:http://fffff.at/audio/JakDanielzLive.mp3] — Jak Danielz + Johnny Walker feat. Craig G and SR

But its not over yet.

Mike is locked up at Rikers for the next three months, and faces another trial while still incarcerated. If you know of a good lawyer who would be willing to take on Mike’s case, please contact evan[at]fffff.at.

Don’t forget about your boy while he’s gone. Please send letters, flicks, books, respect, and love to the address below. A page describing all the shit you can’t send to inmates can be perused here.

Michael Baca (B&C: 1410720441)
1600 Hazen St.
East Elmhurst, NY, 11370

package to mike

Stay posted for updates, and pour some out for your homie 2ESAE.

Tonight, 6-9pm at 540 W. 21st Street, NYC

Click Here for coverage of the take-over, beginning in Linz, Austria.

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