Friday, June 27, 2008

zombie strippers, kind of awesome

Zombie Strippers is available for download on your favorite pirating site right now. you may recall my excited post about it when i was seeing electric green posters of Jenna Jameson in a corset all over mid-town. d. + i watched it last night, and it's ridiculous-amazing. it's definitely an ultra-indie, low-budget horror-soft core-political drama. it's written directed, and shot by Jenna's boytoy and b-movie auteur Jay Lee, who seems to have pulled most of the dialogue from other movies, adding yet another level of kitsch and inside joke to the film.
we decided you could write a trilogy of analytical papers on the film, covering the anti-war / anti-bush propaganda, including the american malaise to get involved in protesting what they may feel is wrong, the male gaze and female empowerment, and kind of an overview of the genre-ripping they do, making a perfectly campy & over the top survey of the best (& worst) of b-horror and zombie films. also, amazing costumes, and about 50/50 zombie killing/stripping.
anyway, i recommend that you get your friends together & have a few and check out this tits + gore extravaganza, have a really good laugh and say 'oh damn! no they didn't!' a few times. look out for my feminist response another time

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Reverse Graffiti!

Paul Curtis aka “Moose” makes "reverse graffiti" by power washing filthy surfaces using a Clorox Green Works cleaning product and gigantic heavy duty wooden stencils. Some one has made a pretty cool film (/ad for Clorox) about it.

Curtis: "I have this weird thing about dirt where I just look around for it all the time; I'm a professor of dirt"

From the Reverse Graffiti Project website

On April 15, 2008 in San Francisco, Green Works brought together an English reverse graffiti artist and a critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker, to create an environmentally friendly work of art and a film about a philosophy of clean.

I read in Wikipedia that Curtis was recently arrested in the UK for his work, I know of a few other instances where "reverse graffiti" artists have been hassled by the cops, but they are just CLEANING. What they are doing may be considered a nuisance by some, but they're not doing anything illegal, technically. In fact, one could argue that they are prompting the city to keep cleaner streets.

So, who wants to buy me a jig saw and a power washer?

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

graffitti animation


MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

found this on one of the Lab filmmaker's blogs, its not his but, the new short film by Blu
an ambiguous animation painted on public walls. Made in Buenos Aires and in Baden

how many hours/days/weeks did this take? how amazing!