Portuguese-Italian collective Moradavaga have built a shimmering sunwheel for the annual Festa de São João do Porto (Festival of St John of Porto) in Portugal. Measuring eight meters in diameter, the piece is the result of hundreds of gold plates, fitted together in such a way that they move independently according to changes in wind and light, as well as rotations manually controlled by passersby. See more images and video of the reflective installation below!
1xRun put together a nice little recap video of Pangeaseed’s second annual Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans festival in Cozumel, Mexico. The event featured the work of many of our friends: Smithe, Caratoes, Cryptik, Faith47, Hueman, Meggs, Tatiana Suarez, Tristan Eaton, tons more. 11 artists from Mexico, and 35 artists in total, covered Cozumel in positive messages, paying respect to our beautiful oceans. Watch the video below.
This past year the mural arts festival known as Pow! Wow! grew leaps and bounds, hosting their largest event yet, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and launching a satellite event in Taipei, Taiwan.
This month they continued their rapid expansion by partnering with SXSW and SprATX to bring some mural artists to the city of Austin, Texas. Rone (seen above), Tatiana Suarez, Kamea Hadar, Yoskay Yamamoto, Jeff Gress, Ana Maria, and Meggs were among the attending artists.
More photos (shot by Brandon Shigeta) below.
Heads up to my LA friends, Budweiser’s Made In America Fest is coming to Grand Park, downtown LA, Labour Day Weekend (August 30th and 31st) and the event benefits the United Way of Greater Los Angeles. The line up includes: Kanye West, Imagine Dragons, Steve Aoki, Kendrick Lamar, Weezer, a million others. I’d go to see YG and DJ Mustard.
Full list of performers in the video below:
Pow! Wow! Taiwan has officially begun! I’ve been out in Taipei for a week now, and it has quickly become one of my favourite cities (the food miiight have something to do with it). Here’s a quick re-cap of the first couple days. If you want to follow along on Instagram I’m posting to @Booooooom and you can follow @PowWowTaiwan as well.
We started with a tour of all the potential walls in the city (photo above: Madsteez and Brendan Monroe), which was followed by the official opening of the event. Yesterday we had a little rain delay, so most of the artists are getting started today. James Jean, Kristen Farr, and Mr.Ogay were among the artists able to put some work in, and you can see images of their progress at the bottom of this post.
Lots of images below, have a look!
A week from now I’ll be headed to out to Oahu for Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2014 and doing my best to cover all that goes on out there. Feb 8th-15th artists from all over the world will be painting murals in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu. There will also be music workshops for youth and lectures by artists (I’ll be giving one too).
Some of my closest friendships have come out of this event, and I’m looking forward meeting to all the new artists that will be there this year. Below is a list of confirmed artists.
Confirmed International Artists:
Aaron De La Cruz
Spencer Keeton Cunningham