BCN Rise&Fall — Street Art Documentary

BCN Rise&Fall

Street Art Documentary

 
 
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The documentary, BCN RISE&FALL, traces a journey from the beginnings of street art movement in Barcelona until now, emphasizing how one of the most important scenes in the world of street art was created — a film about the Golden Age of street art in Barcelona, its ultimate rise and fall.


 
 
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raffiti is one of the most democratic and yet politically divisive art forms in the world. In the early 2000s, Barcelona was one of the most exciting places in the world to be if you were a street artist. The city overflowed with talented street artists and a strong tradition of culture, and attracted internationally renowned artists like Banksy, Space Invaders, London Police or Os Gemeos to come and create art on the city walls.
 
 

"Landry/Mydogispolite/Limbo Family"

“Landry/Mydogispolite/Limbo Family”

 
 
From 2000 to 2004, Barcelona enjoyed a Golden Age of street art and murals, which spawned the careers of many famous Spanish artists. In the beginning of 2006, the local government began to enforce strict laws and penalize artists for illustrating their urban environments. Today, Spain is in the midst of a deep economic crisis and unemployment is at the highest rate of all history. Cultural spending across the board has been slashed, and yet the local Barcelona Government spends 2 million euros a year on cleaning up the city from street art.
 
 

"Btoy"

“Btoy”

 
 
At the same time, the Government allows global brands to drape some of the city’s most historic landmarks with 50 metre advertising billboards. In other cities like Lisbon, Berlin, New York, Toronto or Philadelphia, street art is not only tolerated but encouraged, it is one of the things that attracts people to those vibrant cities.
 
 

"Landry/Mydogispolite/Limbo Family"

“Landry/Mydogispolite/Limbo Family”

 
 
This documentary looks at the development and highlights street art in Barcelona and asks whether the present day draconian laws are part of a wider global problem that sees governments increasingly making decisions about its citizen’s urban environments without asking them what they want.
 
 

 
 
In the early 2000s the city of Barcelona became one of the world capitals of street art. A very unique scene was created and gave birth to some of the very best international talents. Suddenly everything was swept away by the authorities. BCN RISE&FALL tells the story about the love and hate relationship Barcelona has had with its graffiti and street art, through the testimony of the city’s most important artists and rulers who participated during this historical moment.
 
 

"Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada"

“Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada”

 
 
The artistic cast of the film includes the participation of some of the most internationally representative figures of the street art scene of Barcelona; artists like Sixe Paredes, Jorge Rodriguez Gerada, El Pez, Xupet Negre or Dixon tell of their experience of what happened in Barcelona. The film also features testimony of other important figures such as the former Mayor of Barcelona from 2006 to 2011, Jordi Hereu i Boher; the President of the Institute of Urban Landscape and Quality of Life, Xavier Olivella; and Spanish artist and designer, Javier Mariscal.
 
 

"Aryz"

“Aryz”

 
 
Directed from the personal viewpoint of Aleix Gordo Hostau and Gustavo López, BCN RISE&FALL features such artists as Pez, Dixon, Kapi, Dr.Case, Sixe, Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada, Lolo as well as policy makers, politicians and heavy-weight Barcelonian cultural gatekeepers. The film looks at the specific scene of Barcelona but also questions the broader global implications about the hypocrisy which allows global brands to use advertising to pollute the visual environment while penalizing genuine artistic expression. Are we living in a world in which online global brands have greater power over the government than the citizens who vote them in? Have we become so disengaged and disempowered about what our urban environments should look like or is there still a way of changing things?
 
 
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TECHNICAL FEATURES:
 
directors: ALEIX GORDO HOSTAU y GUSTAVO LÓPEZ LACALLE
 
starrings: XAVIER BALLAZ, SILVIA BESADA, TODD BRESSI, PEDRO CALADO, HUGO CARDOSO, JUSTIN CASE,DIXON, OSCAR HEREDERO, JORDI HEREU, KAPI, JORDI LLOBELL, LOLO, JAVIER MARISCAL, JORGE LUIS MARZO, PEZ, ARCADI POCH, XAVIER OLIVELLA, DEVON OSTROM, JORGE RODRÍGUEZ-GERADA, SIMAO, SIXE, XUPET NEGRE
 
realization: GUSTAVO LÓPEZ LACALLE y ALEIX GORDO HOSTAU
 
realization assistants: DANIEL LÓPEZ ARTIGAS, FEDERICO SÁNCHEZ, ARCADI POCH
 
editing: GUSTAVO LÓPEZ LACALLE
 
music: BCNARTS y BCORE
 
music production assistant: DANIEL LÓPEZ ARTIGAS y KAPI
 
production: GOHO FILMS (GOHO ESTUDIO)
 
executive producer: ARCADI POCH
 
production assistant: MELANIE HORKAN
 
graphic design/illustration: ALEIX GORDO HOSTAU
 
animation: ENRIQUE HERNANDIS y ANNA DE MAS
 
 
The international premiere of the documentary film will be on February 5th at 19:00h at the Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm (c/Rosselló 515) in Barcelona.
 
EVENT: Premiere

SCHEDULE:
 
18:30 – VIPS Entrance / Photocall
 
19:00 – Gates opening.
 
19:15 – Presentation in charge of the Aleix Gordo Hostau and Gustavo López Lacalle and the executive producer Arcadi Poch.
 
19:30 – Projection of BCN RISE&FALL.
 
20:30 – Cocktail-party with music.
 
22:30 – Closing.
 
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23:30 – Afterparty at Guzzo Club (Plaza comercial 10 – El Borne)
 
 
CREATION AND PRODUCTION: Goho Estudio/Monday2Friday/Arcadi Poch
 
DAY: February 5th at 19:00h (19:30 – Projection)
 
PLACE: Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm Barcelona, C/Rosselló, 515, Barcelona
 
EVENT ON FB: http://www.facebook.com/events/988104861203494
 
FB PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/BCN.Rise.Fall.Street.Art
 
TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/117018642
 
 
For more information:
 
Aleix Gordo Hostau – 696 576 932
 
Arcadi Poch – 661 770 249
 
www.gohoestudio.com

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