converse wall to wall _ art basel /2013 _ hong kong

All photos by Jonathan Leijonhufvud - Architectural Photography


Wall to Wall is a global campaign from Converse which brings together top street artists to transform blank walls into massive art pieces, all in the name of bringing art to the streets.
Over the past year, Converse has worked more than 20 Wall to Wall projects throughout Europe and North America.

Now Converse in the great China brought Wall to Wall to Hong Kong, during the 2013 Art Basel Festival.
Converse has taken over the HK market as of January 2013. "We are eager to re-ignite the brand to our consumers there,
primarily behind our new brand conviction: UNLEASHING CREATIVITY WILL CHANGE THE WORLD."
Currently in HK, there are engrained players, gallerists, artists, etc. that are over-used by the myriad of brands vying for the youth market.
"We want to rise about the fray and bring inspiration in a completely game-changing way.
We want to celebrate our audience, not ourselves."


Art Basel stages the world's premier Modern and contemporary art shows, held annually in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong.
Art Basel has been a driving force in supporting the role that galleries play in the nurturing of artists, and the development and promotion of visual arts.
Hong Kong is extremely commercecentric. Their only pre-existing annual art endeavor is titled “Business of Design.”
The experience of Art Basel coming to Hong Kong is a validation of this marketplace as a critical influencer of art and culture in the region and can help to shape a richer appreciation of creativity beyond “commerce” and “business”.

From Sao Paulo city in Brazil Alex Hornest’s work is inspired by cities and their inhabitants – the interaction between the two. These urban themes are reflected in a playful and introspective way.

For our WALL TO WALL Hong Kong Project, Hornest has chosen Longhua Theatre in Tsuen Wan as his canvas, hoping to produce a fresh creation at this most marginalized local area and form interaction with its inhabitants.

Alex Hornest to Converse Wall to Wall - Hong Kong / Studio Stare: production company / Juan Pablo Pedraza: codirector / cameraman / sound recordist


Special thanks to:

_ Philip Rodgers
_ Gigi Poon
_ Vivian Chen
_ Jacqueline Liu
_ Melissa Lee
_ Alex
_ Juan Pablo Pedraza
_ Jonathan Leijonhufvud
_ Sandra Terume Tenguan and Steven Mok

and Julie (my new best friend in HK).

Jamel Shabazz _ Street Photographer

Trailer for Jamel Shabazz feature documentary by Wild Style director Charlie Ahearn.

Anybody who doesn’t appreciate the spirit captured in Jamel Shabazz’s photographs doesn’t get New York. In a city that increasingly seems to squander the homegrown cultures that have defined it, "Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer", Charlie Ahearn’s rough-and-ready, almost familial documentary, pays tribute to this pavement portraitist of the late-20th century.

Mr. Shabazz’s well-recognized contribution, though not his only one, is his visual record of the 1980s, when he immortalized urban style and attitudes “before rap made them large,” as the ubiquitous Fab 5 Freddy puts it here. The film follows Mr. Shabazz on his rounds and places his photos in front of rank-and-file old-schoolers who toss off oral histories about the people (and looks) in the images. The games of “where are they now?” can turn boisterous, and sad.

The son of a naval combat photographer, Mr. Shabazz, who has also worked as a corrections officer, receives respect as a chronicler of communities, especially African-American ones, including members of the Five Percent Nation. He is seen working with his subjects to stage photographs, and the resulting pictures gain strength from the proud presentational poses and smart styles. Mr. Shabazz, affable yet intent, is shown taking fresh shots of high school students as well as veterans and dancers in street parades that neatly symbolize the pageant of life.

Mr. Ahearn may be best known for the hip-hop and graffiti film “Wild Style,” but his latest is a little closer to his humbler video efforts (though not quite as gritty as “Doin’ Time in Times Square”). “Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer” could be slicker, but it does its part in sharing in its central figure’s project of recording the living history that surrounds us.

Font: NYTimes

Nossa querida Martha Cooper fez história fotografando graffiti nos anos 70,80...
Jamel Shabazz fez o mesmo fotografando pessoas.

sound designers


Paulo Beto / ANVIL FX, Brazil

O músico, compositor e produtor Paulo Beto trabalha com música eletrônica desde 1989. Com o projeto anvil FX, lançou 2 cds: Lo-Fi Genesis e Miolo. Várias apresentações no exterior, produção de remixes (Otto, Mawaca) e trilhas para cinema e TV fazem parte de sua vivência musical. Traz na bagagem participações em trabalhos distintos como Tributo a Zé do Caixão e Homenagem a Rogério Duprat e CDs de Trio Mocotó e Walter Franco. Pesquisador da música eletroacústica, possui farto material sonoro e bibliográfico. Produziu remixes para Otto, Andrea Marquee e Mawaca. Desenvolve o trabalho de improvisação eletrônica “livre” com o grupo de música experimental LCD, que tem um CD lançado, 20 minutes of free improvisation in São Paulo no The Bside Project (selo Testing Ground).


Daniel Mye / ARCHTECT, Germany

Architect is one of Daniel Myer's many side projects, albeit one that has become a much bigger part of his musical life in recent years as his fascination with drum and bass has evolved. Labeling Architect strictly as a drum and bass project, however, would be a gross disservice. This is more complex, a side project where drum and bass meets IDM in the middle.


Ben Lukas Boysen / HECQ, Germany

Whether under his artist moniker Hecq or as in-demand sound designer for film and tv, Ben Lukas Boysen has made a career out of transforming unusual sounds into compelling music. We visited Ben in his studio for a fascinating look at how he gathered and transformed the unconventional audio material for his latest endeavour, The Forge - a hugely versatile Pack that's part of the exclusive sound content in the upcoming Ableton Live 9 Suite.

Since 2003, Ben Lukas Boysen is writing, producing and performing music, specializing in sounddesign and composition.
The focus of every project is to find an efficient and direct way to leave a strong emotional impact, whether it is the production of an album or the conception and completion of a commercial project.
The concept of investing a lot of thought and therefore making every production special rather than settling with something fast and convenient is the driving force behind every project as well as the thought that every score, commission, track, or remix should get the same amount of attention and detail. In short: moving away from music and sound as a product and perceive every project as a customizable and individual challenge.
A number of clients like Cartier, BMW, Leica, Greenpeace, Lacoste or MTV have made use of this approach for their commercials, websites and general sound concepts.

Also different conferences such as; OFFF, Flash On The Beach, BD4D, Production companies/studios invited HECQ Audio to discuss this in workshops and lectures.

Sound design is the process of specifying, acquiring, manipulating or generating audio elements. It is employed in a variety of disciplines including filmmaking, television production, theatre, sound recording and reproduction, live performance, sound art, post-production, and video game software development. Sound design most commonly involves the manipulation of previously composed or recorded audio, such as sound effects and dialogue. In some instances it may also involve the composition or manipulation of audio to create a desired effect or mood. A sound designer is one who practices the art of sound design.

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