The Buenos Aires metro system is the oldest in Latin America and Spanish-speaking countries in general. As in every city in the world, there are times when conditions are more favorable than others. The socio-political situation that Buenos Aires was going through made this possible. The “Golden Age”, as we have called it, was a period where graffiti on the wagons of the Buenos Aires system proliferated abruptly.
Hatrick! Daos publishes another round of his much appreciated Fail compilations. Very relatable footage, as most graff media only ever focuses on final results, thus primarily conveying a feeling of success. Much like in social media, the overall tendency to only showcase personal highlights creates some kind of pressure on the audience. Daos’ work finally generates a comic relief for a change. Fun to watch!
This short Graffiti documentary exposes the reality of a group of Venezuelan friends who have grown up in the chaos of their hometown “Caracas”, traveling their streets from an early age they know and understand the city in another way, they have a special vision and a particular relationship with her, almost romantic; This letter is the voice of a few, but it reflects the feelings of many young people from Caraqueños who have somehow lost their space in this violent city.
The art helped them cross borders and get recognition but with melancholy they remain faithful to return and remember that Caracas that saw them being born, they call themselves “The Sons of Disaster”.
The short film was recorded between 2016 and 2108, during two visits to the city. Recordings made by the artist in 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008 to the present were used. Filming was done in different locations such as Catia, San Agustin, Chacao, Petare, Altamira, Los Ruices, Plaza Venezuela, Francisco Fajardo Highway and the Guaire River among others.
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