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'This Could Go On Forever': film screening and artist talk with Egs

 

Date: Tue 20 June
Film screenings: 1800; 1830; 1900
Artist talk: 1930-2030
Venue: Revier, Kongens gate 5 


Each screening has a capacity of up to 18 people. Reserve a seat here (recommended).

This Could Go On Forever is a body of works by EGS, which tells of three-letter journeys in remote areas of Estonia, created with different materials.

The process begins with EGS painting a wall in an Estonian industrial building which is documented, and a three-part glass sculpture based on the painting is created in Riihimäki, Finland. The finished sculpture is taken on the artist’s next trip to Estonia, and a new painting based on it is created, which is then documented, and so on. 

This Could Go On Forever was first presented at Art Museum Gösta, Finland in September 2022 and consists of three parts: a documentary film depicting the process, photographs of graffiti paintings and the three-part glass sculptures based on them.

Courtesy of EGS and Serlachius Museums, Street Art Oslo is delighted to present three screenings of the This Could Go On Forever documentary, followed by a Q&A with the artist hosted by Tobias Lindblad (Editor, Dokument Press).

Dokument Press will also present a showcase of books and zines relating to graffiti culture in the Nordic region and beyond, available to browse and buy on the evening.

This event is in English.

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This Could Go On Forever
Film by EGS
Photography by Marko Rantanen
2022
Duration: 23:26

EGS (b. 1974) is the most internationally recognized Finnish graffiti artist. His career started in Helsinki during the late 80’s when he was part of the country’s first graffiti wave. A self-proclaimed graffiti anthropologist, he has been pivotal in the historical documentation and dissemination of the movement. Over the past 35 years he has traveled to five continents and painted in over 50 countries, spurred by an intense desire to explore both the formal and folkloric truths of graffiti, and to uncover its deeply social and material foundations. EGS has exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide as well as completed numerous public art commissions.

Tobias Lindblad (b. 1973 in Stockholm) is an author, editor and culture consultant at the Swedish publishing house Dokument Press, specialised in books about street culture and freedom of speech.

After writing graffiti during his teens he started Swedish graffiti magazine UP in 1992, and since then he writes books and debates, lectures and organizes workshops about graffiti, urban culture and the right to public space.

He has lectured at the Swedish Parliament, Art & Design universities around Scandinavia, The Unlock seminar in Amsterdam and Cologne, the Menendez Pelayo university in Santander and the Venice Biennale, amongst others. Since 2006 he guides street art tours in Stockholm.