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Splash – Rules of vandalism

Two weeks ago, in The Grifters social media we started a social discussion, as the first stage of a project called #RulesOfVandalism. Together with the artists Moses & Taps, we asked you what are the rules and the definitions of vandalism. Two weeks and thousand of comments later, we are back – as promised – with the second stage of the project – short film made by the artist Good Guy Boris.
The film idea is the to show the respond of the artists – Moses & Taps – to the statements and the definitions given on the questions in the social discussion.
“ The main character hears disturbing voices in his head. Voices who command him how to paint graffiti. At the very end of the preparation and right before the execution of his piece, the character decides to ignore the voices and to set himself free.
Nobody can put rules in something that is made to be chaos.” tells Boris.
This film is the occasion to link the social discussion with the last stage of the project –The Exhibition.

Freedumb – 1 Exhibition, 2 Weeks, 3 Cities

Phil-America_Graffiti_Spraydaily_01 Phil-America_Graffiti_Spraydaily_02Applying paint on public transport without permission is a senseless occupation: It’s dangerous, illegal and often disliked. At the end of one’s career there is no big prize, no glory, no golden watch. So what motivates these artists to follow their passion?
Freedumb is not trying to give an answer to anything. It is a discovery, a trip into the unknown, a documentation, without a pre-casted opinion. Like the graffiti on public transport, it just is. The photos from prominent artists Taps & Moses, Utah & Ether and Phil America simply show you what’s happening in the painter world underneath you. They just are, and they will be, whether you love it, hate it or don’t care.
Freedumb alludes to the typical, dark Grifters humor. The search for freedom is a central theme in the world of graffiti.
The proceeds of the show will go entirely to support The Grifters that are currently dealing with legal issues.

Sept 4 / ZÜRICH (Switzerland)
Sept 4-6 – SOFIA (Bulgaria)
Sept 12 / PARIS (France)