is going to have it's Worldpremiere at:
Do, 28.2. - 21:15 Neuer deutscher Film:
Premiere in Anwesenheit des Regisseurs
ASKEW | Auckland. New Zealand
CAIB | Sydney. Australia
CALIGULA | Berlin. Germany
CANTWO | Mainz. Germany
DAIM | Hamburg. Germany
EWOK | Los Angeles. USA
FDC | Hong Kong. China
HERBERT BAGLIONE | Sáo Paulo. Brasil
JUST | Berlin. Germany
KRUSH | Los Angeles. USA
NUNCA | Sáo Paulo. Brasil
ORDER | Amsterdam. Netherlands
SABER | Los Angeles. USA
SMASH137 | Basel. Switzerland
STEVEN GRODY | Los Angeles. USA
TKID | New York City. USA
ZAK | Hamburg. Germany
MORE INFOS AND A TRAILER AT:
Tags, throwups and pieces are part of almost every major cityscape around the world, and are more or less part of our everyday life.
AlterEgo takes you to major cities around the world and into the lifes of some very passionate individuals standing behind those written identities, walking the borderline between creation and destruction, art and vandalism.
They describe the motivation that drives them to paint the streets, explaining their work and their personal backgrounds, what graffiti is, what it means to them and it's development to the present day.
"...it gave me a purpose for my life," sais Smash137 from Basel about his work, "...while others have to think about what they want to do with their lifes, i always knew that i wanted to paint..."
The camera follows them around into places, one would hardly see on their own, shows them on their urban missions as well as their studios and homes.
" Graffiti is something that's embraced by the youth. And you know why? Because it's so honest so raw and simple, putting your name out there or saying something you want to say..." sais Tkid, an old school writer from New York.The featured artists talk about their justification using public space as a means for their expression, the role of Graffiti in an arthistorical context and the influence on society of advertisement placed in the most public areas.
Most of the featured artist pursue a professional career already, either as artists or designers or in fields not related to art at all. They come from different social backgrounds, different countries and cultures, but they all have one thing in common - the love for their creation and expression, and everything that comes out of it