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AHA MEDIA is very pleased to present Roadsworth Screening & Filmmaker’s Reception Part of Loaded Pictures (Montreal) residency with W2 Community Media Arts October 5-19, 2009

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Roadsworth Screening & Filmmaker’s Reception

Part of Loaded Pictures (Montreal) residency with W2 October 5-19, 2009

Host:
Type:
Network:
Global
Date:
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Time:
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location:
W2
Street:
112 W Hastings (new location, across street from Flack Block)
City/Town:
Vancouver, BC
 
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Co-presented by Vancouver Public Space Network & DTES Community Arts Network. $5 tickets at door, proceeds to Loaded Pictures. [2008, 73 min]
Roadsworth: Crossing the Line is followed by a post-screening Q&A and reception with Loaded Pictures’ Co-Producer Sarah Spring of Montreal, and Mitchell Stookey, a Vancouver-based Animator on the film.

This event is part of Loaded Picture’s residency with W2, while they are in Vancity to screen their newest film ‘H2Oil’ at the Vancouver Film Festival (see comments below).

Over a period of three years, the stencil artist Peter Gibson, aka Roadsworth, made his mark on Montreal in the early hours of the morning by launching a self-described “attack on the streets.” Armed with spray paint and handmade stencils, he began to play with the language of the streets, overlaying city asphalt markings with his own images: a crosswalk became a giant boot print, vines choked up traffic dividers, and electrical plugs filled parking spots. Each piece begged the question, Who owns public space?

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Roadsworth: Crossing the Line details the artist’s prosecution at home and his travels abroad to France, London and Amsterdam, as he imprints himself legally/illegally on foreign streets. The film reflects Roadsworth’s personal struggle to defend his work, define himself as an artist and address difficult questions about art and freedom of expression.

With Roadsworth: Crossing the Line, Loaded Pictures provides a portrait of an artist who provokes debate about the significance of art in urban spaces.

Additional screening to be held Oct 14 at Emily Carr university.

Directed by: Alan Kohl; Produced by: Sergeo Kirby, Sarah Spring, Adam Symansky; Production of: Loaded Pictures and National Film Board of Canada.
Roadsworth: Crossing the Line is followed by a post-screening Q&A and reception with Loaded Pictures’ Co-Producer Sarah Spring of Montreal, and Mitchell Stookey, a Vancouver-based Animator on the film.

This event is part of Loaded Picture’s residency with W2, while they are in Vancity to screen their newest film ‘H2Oil’ at the Vancouver Film Festival (see comments below).

Over a period of three years, the stencil artist Peter Gibson, aka Roadsworth, made his mark on Montreal in the early hours of the morning by launching a self-described “attack on the streets.” Armed with spray paint and handmade stencils, he began to play with the language of the streets, overlaying city asphalt markings with his own images: a crosswalk became a giant boot print, vines choked up traffic dividers, and electrical plugs filled parking spots. Each piece begged the question, Who owns public space?

Roadsworth: Crossing the Line details the artist’s prosecution at home and his travels abroad to France, London and Amsterdam, as he imprints himself legally/illegally on foreign streets. The film reflects Roadsworth’s personal struggle to defend his work, define himself as an artist and address difficult questions about art and freedom of expression.

With Roadsworth: Crossing the Line, Loaded Pictures provides a portrait of an artist who provokes debate about the significance of art in urban spaces.

Additional screening to be held Oct 14 at Emily Carr university.

Directed by: Alan Kohl; Produced by: Sergeo Kirby, Sarah Spring, Adam Symansky; Production of: Loaded Pictures and National Film Board of Canada.

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http://www.citizenshift.org/roadsworth-trailer

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