BETWEEN THE LINES
This article was posted by Bates 10 months, 3 weeks, 1 Day, 5 hours, 17 minutes ago.
Between the Lines - A Documentary Film Trailer
What’s Between the Lines all about?
The lives and art of some street artists in Toronto have been put in the spotlight since the Mayor declared War on Graffiti. They are now facing decisions and opportunities that they’ve never had before. They’re holding gallery shows (some for the first time), starting to do commissioned work for ad companies, getting arrested… some while raising children. At the same time they are being forced to re-evaluate their own core values about street art and essentially how they live their lives. Is selling-out worth making a living that you enjoy? Can you subvert a culture of conservative-capitalism when you’re using the system to your own benefit?
Meanwhile, the City of Toronto has been ramping up policies and funding for graffiti removal. This is a significant expense that is being footed by taxpayers - some of which are screaming for a voice in the matter.
As the War on Graffiti has turned into a catalyst for creativity, we want this documentary to become a catalyst for public dialogue about public space.
© Bates & 12ozProphet - Saturday July 28, 2012