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Video: 11 urban artists for U2 Films of Innocence

Following U2 ‘s initial release  Songs of Innocence, a video project called Films of Innocence involving 11 international urban artists is due out digitally on December 9 through Islands Records and listed on the iTunes store.

The clips combine animation with live action, and the project is presented as “a visual counter-point to the album.” The artists involved are Oliver Jeffers, Robin Rhode, D*Face, Mode 2, Chloe Early, Ganzeer, Vhils, Maser, ROA, DALeast and Todd James. Jefferson Hack is credited as director.

Watch a short trailer of Films of Innocence below.


Berlin Streets: Os Gemeos, Blu and ROA

Os Gemeos - Berlin

Wandering through the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, it is a delight to see some gigantic murals standing the test of time, from the Yellow Man by Brazilian twins Os Gemeos,  to politically engaged Blu highlighting issues of consumerism and global warning, as well as signature animals by ROA.

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London streets: Roa

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Belgian artist Roa has just finished a large scale mural in East London featuring his signature animals.
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London: Hypnagogia By ROA

Hypnagogia By ROA

After portraying large scale monochrome animals in London’s city streets and on derelict buildings all over the world, Belgium artist ROA returns to London for a solo show titled ‘Hypnagogia’ at Stolenspace. The exhibition is held in two spaces, featuring installation work & originals on recycled found-objects, as well as outdoor work across east London.

The title of the show refers to the transitional state between sleeping and awake. ROA explores the ‘interstate’ with his portrayals of sleeping animals, whilst quietly around us the world awakens from a long winter, and the creatures he depicts experience a period of seasonal transition.  Interaction plays also a significant part in the artworks as moving panels or drawers reveal another side of the animals, whether an half skeleton or part organ dissection.

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To coincide with this show opening will also be the launch of the artist first book ‘Roa: ‘An Introduction To Animal Representation’ by Mammal Press, an hand crafted book featuring ROA’s art around the world through photographs, sketches, and reference material with 2 screen prints enclosed.

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‘Hypnagogia’ By ROA
Solo Show & Book Launch
20.04.12 – 06.05.12

Stolenspace, Truman Brewery
The Stone Masons, 17 Osborne Street London E1 6TD.

Copenhagen (DK): Galore Festival 2011

Galore 2011

Situated around the cultural area of Valby in Copenhagen, aka Toftegårds Plads and their surrounding culture houses KraftWerket and Valby Culture Centre, the Galore Festival is an uncensored, raw and wild exhibition celebrating several forms of art, from classic art, performance, live painting to sound installations and street art.

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Local graffiti artists and performance artists

ROA at the Galore Festival - DK
Roa (Belgium)

Part of the festival saw a 100 meters wall battle between international graffiti artists, which will be up for four months, featuring Da Mental Vaporz (FR), Dreyk The Pirate (GR), Erosie (NL), Graphic Surgery (NL), Grito (ES), Lints (DK), Ripo (US), Scie (IR).

Gallore 2011

Galore 2011
Da Mental Vaporz (France) – Blo, Bom.k, Brusk, Dran, Gris, Jaw, Kan, Sowat

Dreyk The Pirate (Greece)
Dreyk The Pirate (Greece)

Erosie - Graphic Surgery (NL)
Erosie / Graphic Surgery (Netherlands)

Grito (Spain)
Grito (Spain)

Lint (Denmark)
Lints (Denmark)

Ripo (US)
Ripo (USA)

Scie (Ireland)
Scie (Ireland)

More pics HERE

or info at Galore Festival