Graffiti Research Lab: The Complete 1st Season is coming to Sundance @ BAM in Brooklyn on Saturday, May 31st with a FREE midnight screening. Get rowdy and get downtown by 9:30 PM to get your laser-scribble on at the opera house followed at midnight by the only movie to officially be put on the Dept. of Homeland Security no-fly list.
Saturday, May 31st at midnight
FREE AS IN FREE BEER!
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‽ 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.
GRL: The Complete First Season screens this Sunday, May 4th @ 8PM at the MoMA. After the flick, talk with artists featured in the film, including Mark Jenkins, Leon Reid, Steve Lambert, the GRL and special guests + party to the music of Javelin. BYOPS! (Bring your own purple stuff).
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 (âThe 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.
Reporting live from nowherre: Graffiti Research Lab: the Complete First Season (coming soon to a torrent near you) screened yesterday and set a new Sundance record for the most copyright violations per minute.
In other history-making news, Palestinian rappers DAM and DR of PR performed with New York’s Boldest: 2ESAE and SKI, and all the Slingshot Hip Hop crew outside the Eccles Theater in Park City, Utah. With a little help from the G.R.L..
Watch the video above to see the newest G.R.L. tools designed to embarrass nations, tag mountains and piss off the narcs at the RIAA and the MPAA. Stay tuned for more coverage of the GRL making a mockery of Sundance. FREE GAZA! FREE PALESTINE! And FREE MUSIC downloads!
Page Tears w/ 2ESAE and Waleed Zaiter from Slingshot.
Special Thanks to 2ESAE, SKI, Bennett4Senate, Mikey K, Michele, Twin A, The Slingshot Hip Hop crew, All the rappers, Shari, Mike, Mike Plante, Bridgette Erickson, and everyone else who helped make this possible.
… but what you can do to help the Graffiti Research Lab win a brand new laser cutter!
Our Ghetto Matrix instruction set has made it to the final round of the Instructables laser cutter competition. We are one of 14 people that stand a chance to win this $15,000 piece of machinery. We need this laser like 8—> Peter Vallone Jr. needs to spend a night on Rikers Island… and we need YOUR help to get it.
You can view the finalists here, and people who have instructables accounts can go straight into the matrix and cast your vote for us here. For those of you who don’t have accounts (but want to help us win this thing), just go here and set up an account and start voting. Any NYC-area graf writer or street artist who signs up for an account, votes for us and helps us win, will get their stencils cut for FREE!
We need your help. Please forward this on, force your mom to sign up on instructables, sign your cat up for an account… whatever it takes. Thanks for the support and hopefully we’ll be doing irresponsible things with very powerful lasers soon.
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: