Graffiti mural festival : 123KLAN x " Above the Radar ", Burlington, Vermont
Above the Radar Jam, summer 2018
Thanks to Anthill Collective for the organization of this event. And thanks to Dominique and Trey to giving us carte blanche to paint their wall.
Anthill collective guys are also skilled graffiti writers, and during the event, they even don't have time to paint, so great engagement.
As they defined themselves the graffiti jam Above the Radar: " The mission of this event is to raise awareness and help to eliminate the stigma associated with graffiti as an art form.
Their goal is to show the VT public that this is a legitimate modern art form and that furthermore it can be used as a medium for social change. This event serves as a window into an otherwise misunderstood lifestyle; an opportunity to offer a different perspective into the lives of artists who often operate under the radar. The purpose of this festival is to further their opportunity to express their art form in the public arena… Above The Radar. "
This graffiti Jam featured more than 50 artists, 20 DJs, break-dancers,
To name few, Helz, Vase, Madi, Aves, BrandaliZm, Merk, Esoteric, Bean, Vedas, Hack, Crone, Hicru, Omni, Ankh, Monke, Mr.Prvrt, Bile, a soupe, Will Kasso, Haks 180, Revels, Betsy, Dot, Topo, Ender, Muse, Core, Fortune, Reks and many more .
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Burlington really takes care of all of us, Everything was so perfect, Anthill Collective did work all year long to find partnership, for example, even the hotel was the Hilton Garden Inn, Look like a family celebration with all you need to eat, to drink, to chill.
Excellent food trucks, Healthy food! Was just delicious! @TacoTruckAllStars
So perfect mood, even if this second edition did not have the ice cream cart anymore, just saying ... ( Guys from anthill collective will understand the reference )
We were lucky to be invited again to this second edition, and it's really quality time surrounded by people from the graffiti scene. I would first like to highlight the organization and the good spirit that reigns in this graffiti festival Above the Radar. The curators themselves are Graffiti Writers and do not paint during the event, focus on the organization, ensuring that everything goes well for other artists, but also for the public.
It reminds us a lot of the atmosphere that was there in the first jams in Europe, It was people of the scene who organized jams for the pleasure to exchange and to meet his peers. It was like a big family party, in which everyone helps the other, discusses, meets, just for the sake of sharing and exchange. Nostalgia? Absolutely not, that kind of Jam still exists, they just do not get highlighted as they deserve, but maybe it's better in the end.
123KLAN contribution wall: King the squirrel
At the first edition, 123KLAN ( Scien, Klor, Aiik and Cléo ) had painted two names Kay and Scan, in memory of Alex who was buried the same weekend, this year a little more private wink with the painting of the mascot king ... ;p
As you will have probably noticed thanks to the images on Instagram, lately, we are going deeper and deeper into our style which has always mixed vector and analog. We have taken a step in our graffiti-meets-graphic-design aesthetic. More affirmed and present before in our canvases than on our walls.
TIME IS GOLD
Time is precious,
Time is good,
Time is the solution.
There are two kinds of time; the time we are spending, versus the time spent. The "time spent" means the time used on quality moments. (to develop our passion, to share moments of quality, our responsability to use it wisely, no waste) In the face of Time, we are helpless, but thanks to "Time spent" we are masters of our destiny. Thanks to the time, the recoil, now, I sincerely think that we finally have the opportunity to enjoy our total freedom. Time has opened our eyes. This allowed us to find a happy equilibrium and a more natural interaction, making us more in osmosis between our different universes. We have achieved a real balance. In short, the most important thing is to continue to control our time, and to make sure that we never lose or waist that time. Keep the fun in what we do and, above all, stay true to ourselves. Nothing to prove.
I'm going to stop here this little spatiotemporal digression. No one reads blogs nowadays anyway. Comment "I read it" if that's the case! I bet that you will be less than ten.
Sorry for the TIME between the realization of our graffiti painting and the diffusion of our article, we are only 3, and there is a TIME for everything. For us, the summer, it is TIME devoted to our first love, the graffiti writing. Summer we paint!
Now it's winter in Montreal, so... here you go.
thanks for reading,