Tag Archives: Occupy

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.

Saber x The Occupy Flag

18 Oct


Thanks to Saber for the video!

Juxtapoz writes… Los Angeles-based Saber has long been an artist who is concerned with various politcal causes, and the Occupy Wall Street movement has inspired him to create the #OccupyFlag project. Saber organized a huge American Flag broken into 64 individual protest signs laid on the South East lawn of City Hall in LA. The slogans written on each sign were grabbed from the related Twitter hash tag topics on #OccupyWallstreet #OccupyLA.

Here is Saber’s full commentary about the project:

Its October 14, 2011, day 28 of #OccupyWallstreet. America is rocked. The world is watching, the media is manipulating, people are energized. Citizens have come together to express their frustration with corruption through this robust and peaceful protest movement.

Occupy Wall Street is the first real protest movement of my generation. Satellite movements have sprung up in every major city across the country including Los Angeles. Making art is the best way I know how to participate and what a better way then to create a huge American Flag that breaks up into 64 individual protest signs laid on the South East lawn of City Hall. The slogans written on each sign were grabbed from the related Twitter hash tag topics on #OccupyWallstreet #OccupyLA. With the frustrations of the 99% mounting, Pandora’s Box has been thrust open. Complacency is no longer an option…………

View more videos featuring Saber… HERE