Season 1

BMD

Contains explicit language. Parental supervision advised.

The Artwork

TITLE: Untitled

LOCATION: Myers Park, Auckland. Access via Poynton Terrace.

Enigmatic only starts to describe this collaboration. Interesting for many reasons but especially as an ongoing collaboration that now has the individuals mark subsumed by the collective identity. A true testament to it’s success and effectiveness perhaps. In this episode we bear witness to some of the interplay and understanding that gives BMD such a strong foundation. Shared ambition, grit and humour are the hallmarks of this fun conversation.

You’d be forgiven for coming away thinking BMD has an odd obsession with anuses, that may be partly true. Moving from the serious to the silly to the sublime, what can be said for certain is that they have knocked out some of the biggest, most impressive walls in the country and long may it continue. We all need someone to be jealous of.

The Artist

We like big walls and we cannot lie.

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The beauty of art on the street is that it is there for everyone to enjoy. No need to step foot into a gallery, the street is the gallery.

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Myers Park, Auckland. Access via Poynton Terrace.

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About – If These Walls Could Talk

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Launching October 2014, If These Walls Could Talk is a collection of stories about people who like to paint walls.

A series of mini documentaries follow Askew One, Benjamin Work, BMD, Elliot Francis Stewart and Mica Still as they take us into the heart of their creative worlds.

It takes a close look at the practice of some of the artists from Aotearoa’s street art and graffiti community. It explores what compels them to paint outside, what drives them artistically, and how they navigate identity, community, ownership and the creative process.

ITWCT seeks to build understanding around the roles artists working within this field can play in contributing towards out built environments, how they can activate space and discussion, and how they successfully operate within the dynamic framework presented by the street.

New Zealand has a strong field of artists working within this field who are developing a vernacular that address’ our cultural identity as a Pacific Island nation, our inherent relationship to the land, a distinct point of view in a global context and an ability to examine issues around contemporary culture in an effective and arresting manner.

 

Credits

ITWCT is a document of NZ culture, exploring both art and the prodigious musical talent that has been developing over the last few years. The series features music from Ben Jammin, Jay Knight, Haan 808, Miso Shiru, Samuel Truth, The Basement Tapes and Tommy Flowers.

If These Walls Could Talk is made with the help of NZ On Air through their Ignite Digital Media Fund.

You can find out more about it here. http://www.nzonair.govt.nz/digital

 

Our Crew

Produced by: Ross Liew
Directed by: Ross Liew, Dena Kennedy, Priscilla Northe and Blake Dunlop
Filmed by: Priscilla Northe and Blake Dunlop
Edited by: Dena Kennedy
Website by: Regan Vause

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