They come at night
Sie kommen nachts, Germany, 2007, 28 min, Digi Beta, Arts and Culture, Personal View
A secret, unauthorized street-art exhibition in the city of Wuppertal. The city is the exhibition space for a group of artists that includes BLU (Bolognia), MARE 139 (New York City), ZEVS and JR (Paris) and OS GEMEOS (Rio). The filmmakers follow the gazes of the artists. The film is less a documentary and more a further aspect of this decided form of perception and appropriation of urban space. We see the signs of a city as they present themselves, those which are left behind by its inhabitants and those the artists will add; some flattering, some unnerving. The who and what pulling the strings behind the action and the financing of the entire project was always impetus for discussion among the artists, a theme also addressed by the film.
Director of photography:
Film1 GmbH & Co KG
10437 Berlin, Germany
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