Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Jon Reiss returns...Bomb It 2!

Are you ready? Bombin' 2 is coming...Jon Reiss got his passport and boarded on a plane....several of them!

Copenhagen...Singapore?! (the city/country where chewing gum is illegal)...Tel Aviv...Bethlehem...Chicago...Bangkok...Hong Kong...Melbourne...Perth...Austin...Jakarta...

The original "Bomb It" film inspired the "digital broadcast network" Babelgum (which seems to be off-air) to commission Reiss to create a web series. After all, there are millions of new Android, Apple and other Internet-connected devices out there. Reiss does expand his original footprint to venture across the world to six countries, so that's why including Chicago and Austin seems a bit out of place. Artists featured include Klone, KnowHope, GreatBates, Zero, Darbotz, Killer Gerbil, Bon, Alex Face, Sloke, Husk Mit Navn, Ash, Phibs, Stormie Mills, Beejoir and plenty more.

I was inspired to explore how and where graffiti and street art had penetrated the globe into some of the most unlikely places – such as Singapore.    I am especially fascinated in how each culture (and each person) takes this art form and makes it their own – and how the local culture affects the development of graffiti in each place that I visited. Tel Aviv and the refugee camps of Bethlehem couldn’t be more different.  The former is on the verge of a street art explosion similar to Barcelona in the early 90s.  In the West Bank, graffiti is much more about a political statement and “art” is often viewed as reconciliation.  At the same time it was interesting to see how some of the constants of graffiti exist nearly everywhere – from Perth to Copenhagen: the need to express oneself in public – and the addictive nature of getting up!Jon Reiss, director

Labels: , , , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home