A series of facts of varying importance on the topic of Felipe Pantone.
Felipe Pantone is a contemporary slash kinetic slash graffiti artist living in Valencia, Spain. Selina Miles is a video director from Brisbane, Australia. Together, they celebrate their love of the internet and facts in this short film. Directed and Edited by Selina Miles.
Portrait of an Artist | Felipe Pantone
A More Beautiful Barn
Cargill turkey brands Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook Farms wanted to show their immense gratitude to the 700 independent farmers who supply their birds. Three families got to meet with international artists and share their stories, hopes and dreams. The artists then used them as inspiration to create murals on the farms' barns.
The results are visually stunning and a powerful testament to family, the land and honest work. Glenn Robertson from Loose Creek, Missouri, had always wanted to make a tribute to his late parents. His farm has enabled him to be his own boss and be with his family. "It allows you to know hard work, how to respect animals and respect each other,” he said.
When Robertson first met with two graffiti artists from Rotterdam, The Netherlands, he was slightly apprehensive. After an afternoon with the Robertson family – kids and grandkids packed the living room – they came up with a design that represents the new generation, but also honors the family legacy.
The final result shows a kid wearing Glenn Robertson's father's old hat, reaching out to an oversized turkey chick. The painting, covering the barn's side wall, is nothing short of monumental and hits home in its simplicity and photorealistic directness.
"I just wish my mom and dad would have been here," said Robertson, choking away his emotions. "They would have been proud."
Craig and Nancy Miller from Virginia have been in the turkey business for 30 years this summer. Their farm will be 100 years old in 2018. The Millers teamed up with a muralist from the city of Porto in Portugal, who, for all his skills, never attended art school. He wanted to give back to a farm community. "I feel that it's so important that we do things the right way, because we are what we eat," he said.
Craig and Nancy, too, paid tribute to their family. "Our kids really inspired me to respect nature more," said Craig. "There are a lot of people that are now using conservation practices. If I just did a little part of that, then I'm really proud."
The artist went to work on the old barn, which was itself a conservation project. He painted the world on a turkey egg, accompanied by the slogan 'Nature is not a place to visit, it is home,' and presented Nancy and Craig with a framed version of those same words.
Nancy, too, teared up. "Now don't cry," said the artist.
She patted him on the back and said it was okay. "It's because I love you."
Human Loop the Loop with Damien Walters - Pepsi Max. Unbelievable #LiveForNow
Directed by Selina Miles
Produced by Minds Eye Media London
Agency : AMV BBDO
Could one man run a loop the loop? Daredevils throughout history have been pushing the boundaries of risk, jumping across canyons and flying over rows of vehicles on their bikes. But have never undertaken this unbelievable stunt by foot alone.
Let us introduce Damien Walters, a free running stuntman who challenges himself physically every day by back flipping over buildings, jumping over cars and achieving gymnastic triumphs-- but never before like this. Damien has accepted the Pepsi Max challenge of running loop the loop on foot.
In December 2015, SPECTRUM's second year installation opened to the public. The exhibition features the work of a variety of artists from across the world, along with a video installation of 171 video screens featuring footage captured during 3 years of travel over 17 countries by videographer Selina Miles. The exhibition runs for 3 months and all information about the festival can be found at streetart.co.nz
PERSPECTIVES by Selina Miles at Spectrum
ANNE MARIE | DO IT RIGHT
The official video for Anne-Marie's new single 'Do It Right'.
Commissioned by Atlantic Records.
Produced by OB Management, Mind's Eye London and Now We Collide