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flagamuffin  ·  1231 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why Banksy Is (Probably) a Woman

Shame you wasted the time.




b_b  ·  1231 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Whether Banksy is a woman or a man, this writer doesn't seem to have a clue:

    Girls and women figure into Banksy's stenciled figures, for starters, something that isn't true of 99 percent of street art.

Wtf? Has he looked at any street art, or is he mistaking a gang sign on an overpass as street art? Other passages also seem to conflate tagging with street murals. It's hard to give any theories credit when the source seems like it isn't credible.

UNRELATED BIT: Are you still in OK? If so, check out Welcome to Happiness at the deadCENTER Film Festival. It's playing June 13 and 14 in the early evening.

thenewgreen  ·  1231 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    UNRELATED BIT: Are you still in OK? If so, check out Welcome to Happiness at the deadCENTER Film Festival. It's playing June 13 and 14 in the early evening.
look at you shilling that film like a pro. You missed your calling as a promoter.
b_b  ·  1231 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Meh. Salesmen are all douchebags.

thenewgreen  ·  1227 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Someone needs to peddle your bullshit "science" for profit.....

dick

flagamuffin  ·  1231 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Street art is probably/maybe the most progressive form of art, inre: gender, inclusivity, all sorts of things. Yeah.

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Damn! I won't be in June. Does somewhere list all its screenings in advance? I bet I can catch it in Austin.

PS: unforeseen difficulties in procuring the various volumes of Gulag Archipelago. Will mail soon, potentially just the first volume because it's 700 pages which is enough to be getting on with I think.

b_b  ·  1231 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There was a long and disappointing saga of this movie not getting accepted to SXSW this year, as it looked like a good candidate then was rejected at the 11th hour. I don't know what the further prospects are for a later screening in Austin. For now, there are only a few festivals lined up, with supposedly more in the pipeline. I can only hope that not getting into SXSW didn't cost us boku bucks.

thenewgreen  ·  1231 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Like a car accident, I had to look. I skimmed tbh.

I am fascinated by Banksy. It's literally amazing that in this day and age he/she is able to pull off this anonymity.