091 Labs Movie Night


We’ll be kicking off a weekly 091 Labs Movie Night with a screening of Graffiti Research Lab: The Complete First Season, a documentary about the GRL, an art group dedicated to integrating and enhancing graffiti and street art with experimental open-source technologies:

“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 School”?) 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.”

When:
Sunday July 11th, 7pm

Where:
091 Labs, Ground Floor Unit, Exchange House, Fairgreen Road, Galway

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