Centre Stage, Midtown, Atlanta G.A. Usa
Living Walls Conference
The building is host to the music-hall Center Stage since over 60 years. Acts such as the Rolling Stones, Jay Z and Elton John have made music in there. While researching I saw that in September 2012 the Atlanta based Hiphop-Band Arrested Development will give one of their 20 years anniversary concerts at this venue. The first CD I bought from my own pocket-money was their album «3 years 5 month and 2 days in the life of...» to which I've listened to for many years. The song Mr. Wendal was my favorite one. It talks of housless people and their struggle of acceptance in society. As I saw many homeless while driving through the city and as they maybe never be able to listen to a concert at Center Stage I wanted to bring a bit of the music to the outside....
When I first saw the building I straight away saw the kneeling/bowing person. So it became MRS. WENDAl embracing Center Stage as if it was a pocket radio, listening to the music going on inside. Naked and homeless but content. She ain't got much but music.
THANKYOU Thomas, Kief, Devin, Kim, Doodoobut, Trevor, Lucy, Susan, Fletcher, the media Team, all the Living Walls Team and all the helpers, Center Stage staff and a big shoutout to all the supertalented LW 08/12 artists!the pictures below are:
RIOTIKA II soloshow
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 05/2010
woodcut and burn, coloured with nail polish
Rio de Janeiro 02/2012 till Berlin 03/2012
acrylic, spray paint and scratch on canvas, 120x40cm
Cape Town, South Africa 03/2011
WRITERS LETTING THE BEASTS LOOSE
Cedim, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
My friend Anarkia invited me to paint this mural and have an artist-talk for her students which is the all-girls-graffiti-class Rede Nami. So I made this graffiti-writer riding a beast, half fish half horse.
VALEU Anarkia, Rede Nami, Thomas...