Tag Archives: Graffiti Against the System

GATS x Voice of Art, Pt #3

17 Sep


Thanks to i am OTHER and GATS for the video.

Follow graffiti artist GATS as he risks his safety and anonymity to paint a poem across the East Bay. The final line proclaiming “The City Is Ours” is completed at a community block party, an apt setting to celebrate how street art can be used to make political statements and enrich the culture of a city.

This is the last video in a three part series. See past days for episode #1 and #2.

GATS x Voice of Art, Pt #2

16 Sep


Thanks to i am OTHER and GATS for the video.

Oakland police have the community on edge over killings of unarmed youth and repression of free speech. Graffiti Against The System (GATS) and the people of Oakland riot for the murder of Oscar Grant and the closing of Occupy Oakland. Boots Riley gives his first hand account of oppressive police actions while G.A.T.S. and Roberto Miguel prepare their epic city-wide graffiti poem.

This is the second video in a three part series. Stay tuned for episode #3 coming soon.

GATS x Voice of Art, Pt #1

15 Sep


Thanks to i am OTHER and GATS for the video.

Graffiti is a thriving life force in Oakland. Meet GATS (Graffiti Against The System), an artist for whom the city is one endless canvas to connect with the people. Times are rough in “The O,” as GATS plans to write a poem throughout the city.

This is the first video in a three part series. Stay tuned for episode #2 and #3 coming soon.