Posts Tagged ‘nai’

Last but not least…

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Yes…yes!! We are still alive…after a few computer crashes later…some lost images and some survival acts…a few weeks and many events later, we couldn’t let you wait any longer…what happened to all the walls in Rotterdam?

First of all we would like to show you a few different perspectives of Onio’s last wall…

Seen from below...

Seen from below...

Look how high...

Look how high...

Gais’ wall at the NAi had great attention during De Wereld van de Witte de With. The light was beautiful and it was amazing to have it as a decoration for the festival. The good news afterwards was that the NAi wants to keep the painting one more month again!! Let’s see how it will work next month!

Gais at night...

Gais at night...

Gais’ wall

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

gais

Photo: Hanne De Wyngaert

GAIS IS READY!!!

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Is it really true…? Is Gais ready…!! Wow!!! 300m2. wall at the NAi is ready…and what now??

It has been an extreem challenge for all participants of this project to see if they could actually manage to work on such huge surface. We are all amazed that they all did, as if it is their daily occupation they do for many years. No scetching, no doubting, simply painting…!!

We got the happy news that Gais’work will stay on the NAi for one more month!! ON September 23rd it will be taken off. For all those that didn’t have a close look yet, it is absolutaly worth it, because only than you can understand that it is a HUGE wall!!

Congratulations Gais!!

the origial...one and only...Gais!!

the origial...one and only...Gais!!

GAIS rocking!

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

And ofcourse it is time to check out what is going on at the NAi, because although we had the official opening the 1st of August, the work is still in process… Gais is rocking, totally changed his lifestyle, is waking up (relatively) early and works at least until 10 pm. The final touch is almost…he might might come with one of his misterious surprises….

This wall is amazingly huge!

This wall is amazingly huge!

No longer afraid of the machine...

No longer afraid of the machine...

"you see it moving...?"
almost there...

almost there...

R.U.A. OPENING @ NAi

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

If you put together a sunny day, good music, great food, people drinking beer barefoot on the grass, loud conversation, lots of beer and the sound of spraying cans on the air, you got yourself an original Brazilian party, and it doesn’t matter if it happens in Rio de Janeiro or Rotterdam.

The opening event of the R.U.A. Festival had all those ingredients and more…The wall of the NAi, that´s being painted by Gais, was the chosen location for the party, and the Dutch visitants had the opportunity to check out the brazilian “barraquinhas” that were filled with the nations goods, like cold guaraná and finger foods. They also had the chance to dance to two different Brazilians DJ’s (Dubstalker and Tia) and to the original sounds of a incredible Brazilian group. Straight from São Paulo, Curumin (www.myspace.com/curumin) is a band that travels on different musical realms such as funk, electronic, reggae e of course, the good old Brazilian musical vibrations.

The graffiti writers Ramon, Gais and Dalata got their hands dirty and painted a huge canvas with the help of some local artists. Now we´re officially rolling and the Brazilian guerrilla painting is taking over the city!!!

dancing

Dancing...everybody dancing!

macacoloco

Macacoloco

Gais and Machines…

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Finally Gais got to understand his elevator. After a few little inconveniences with the machine he had the courage to go there all by himself…and in the end it wasn’t that bad at all…!

all those weird buttons...

and how it is going to be...

green...black and white

the man on the moon

Opening festa tomorrow!!

Friday, July 31st, 2009

The official opening of the festival is going to take place tomorrow at the NAI in Rotterdam.
Come and celebrate with us!

opening festa

The program:

All day long: silkscreened T-shirts by Micamichula Caravan

Live painting

18:00: B-boys and B-girls
20:0:0: Live show Curumin Sao Paulo (myspace)
21:30 Independent short films (Camera Mundo Film Festival, Solar Cinema)

Guaraná and beers
Delicious Brazilian food

Happy faces

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Fingers are getting dirty, cans are shaking and the smell of paint is finally in the air. Horo, Gais and Onio are already getting busy with the first lines on his wall. No time to waste!

scketch (photo: seth nicolas)

scketch (photo: seth nicolas)

flying (photo: seth nicolas)

flying (photo: seth nicolas)

concentration

concentration

mauritsplaats

mauritsplaats

horo planing his flight! (photo: anouk piket)

horo planing his flight! (photo: anouk piket)

smile (photo: seth nicolas)

smile (photo: seth nicolas)

heritage

heritage

(photo: anouk piket)

(photo: anouk piket)

text by gustavo faria

he just got a lolypop!

Friday, July 31st, 2009

gais @ nai, giving birth to 50liter of white latex!

let the kid play!

(photo: seth nicolas)

(photo: seth nicolas)

huge walls, natur, happy pill, horo and a lot of latex

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Horoiwa’s wall is 216m², and needed to be fully covered with white latex before he could start to spray on it.  To help him with his task, 3 German urban artists (Momo, Kola, and Happy Pill)   had the patience to come all the way to Rotterdam. They belong to the art collective Natur and Happy Pill, and those who are really creative take any chance to use creativity:  instead of just covering the walls in white, they made a quick and fun piece of their own. Sehr geil! Dankeschön! (check out their web pages: Natur- http://www.nartur.de.tl/

Happy Pill- http://hahappypill.wordpress.com/

As they were high up in the elevator, we received the first visit from the already expected guests: the police! And guess what? They were not there to complain about the wall, but to complain about a little stain of paint that we dropped on the floor… ;) No problem! We’ll clean it, yes sir, mister sir, yes sir!

horo and carol talk about work, and momo has fun with the lift (photo: happy pill)

horo and carol talk about work, and momo has fun with the lift (photo: happy pill)

kola, momo and happy pill doing what they do best! (photo: kola)

kola, momo and happy pill doing what they do best! (photo: kola

thanks momo, kola and happy pill! (photo: momo)

thanks momo, kola and happy pill! (photo: momo)

is that what they complain about?

is that what they complain about?

They also took the chance to paint a bit gais’ wall at the NAI!

natur and happy pill @ nai

natur and happy pill @ nai