Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Jackson 5

Artist / director: Sean Buch
Camera / editor: Emma Jane Laurence
Sound: DJ Yoji a.k.a Simon Tollman
2’ 50’’

Graffiti artists attempt to create a private space within the city through the act of tagging, writing their pseudonym in public space. Painting is considered by many to be a cloistered process executed in a studio or private space. This video, inspired by hip-hop and graffiti culture, plays on the tensions of the a painter’s public and private identity, and his relationship to the cities of Gauteng. The title Jackson 5 makes reference both to the American Abstract Expressionist artist Jackson Pollock and the Pop group of the 60s and 70s.

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