Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Before going to 5 pointz I had no idea that graffiti even had a place. I've heard and even seen graffiti artists' but I always thought that they were artists' on the run. What I mean is that they don't have a studio, they don't even have a canvas. They have the buildings and walls of NYC. So I never saw something like 5 pointz. I thought it was very cool to see a place that appreciated what they did. I feel like its a positive place where graffiti artists' don't have to worry about getting caught and can just focus on their art work. I thought it was very cool to see all the different types of art they had. You can see that no artist is the same they don't even have the same type of styles. Just like the artist who uses paint, graffiti artists' have their own aesthetic.
It is also very cool that you can see the art from the train. This is a great example of public art. In the matter of the art being political its a bit different. I feel that anyone being able to see the artwork from the train makes it political. The reason why is because graffiti artists get arrested for doing their work. Then the law officials paint over the work like it never existed. At 5 pointz they are publicizing it. Making it known that it is allowed there. I believe they are fighting the system in their own way. Something very positive. I have seen murals and seen graffiti but here u can see the workmanship because they had time to focus on it. You can see the difference from a rushed scared art piece to the calm collective style at 5 pointz. I enjoyed my visit.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Blog post #5
"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"
This poem points us towards the idea that a revolution is approaching. The revolution is being set back and even disguised so people dont get involved. People are watching things on tv that they use for entertainment. Instead of being outdoors making things happen. They are all inside watching what the "man" wants them to. The Revolution is something that people need to be part of and by staying home you cant do so. I believe that Heron uses the modern language. Slang and even pop culture. He uses words and phrases that people that were living in that time would understand and even relate to it . I believe he used this type of motif because he wants something that can be effective. If people are spoken in terms that they are most comfortable in they can actually listen. If they dont understand what they are being told, why would they even care to make a difference. I believe the language is just as important or even more than the performance. Without styling those words it wont have the effect that it did. Or even sound as Powerful as it does. He is commanding attention with a cause.