Wall Writers: Graffiti in its Innocence: Film Screening
Wall Writers: Graffiti in its Innocence.
Directed by Roger Gastman. Narrated by John Waters
Presented by Mindspray in collaboration with Central Saint Martins.
Mindspray is a London-based creative and cultural learning consultancy. Director and former graffiti artist, Errol Donald is very proud to present the documentary film, Wall Writers which offers a once-in-a-lifetime look at the origin of graffiti and street art that continues to capture the imaginations of young people the world over.
Wall Writers explores graffiti’s eruption into the mainstream society during a period of social turmoil in the late 1960s and early ‘70s, and takes a closer look not only at early graffiti’s place on the wall but its place in the culture of the time. Featuring unprecedented access to and exclusive interviews with graffiti’s originators CORNBREAD, TAKI 183, LSD OM, and more than two-dozen others. Testimonies from journalists, historians and politicians who bore witness to the wall-writing revolution are also included in the film.
From graffiti’s humble beginnings in 1967 to the first painting being sold in 1973, Wall Writers reveals the context of the start of a movement that would eventually grow to transform city life, public transit, public art, and ultimately visual art the world over.
Following the screening, Errol will lead the Q&A to explore themes featured in the film, and to also share aspects of his own creative journey via the culture and practice of graffiti art.