Self-described the worst trio ever, Canemorto just released their so much anticipated film Amo-Te Lisboa – An ignominious street a̶̶r̶̶t̶̶ movie.
The film, written by Canemorto, tells the story of three painters worshiping “a cruel dead-dog divinity, called Txakurra, which gives them the power to paint together as a single person, hitting public walls in order to spread its cult”.
Thanks to an ‘evil spell’ the artists gain fame and recognition in the street art world, and when their careers are starting to take off, they manage to forget ‘their real mission’. That is when the Txakurra, the dead-dog God (cane morto in Italian) orders them to cancel all their commitments and go to Lisbon, ‘the rising European capital of street art’. The three artists spend then two months there, painting ‘brutally’ in the streets without any authorisation, even if they know that if they get caught it could destroy their careers for ever. But frightened by the possibility of a terrible punishment from the malicious god they obey his orders and start their journey.
The movie brings into discussion the current state of the Street Art movement. It questions what street art is today, or what it has become. Looking for answers regarding issues like freedom of expression, spontaneity and the real meaning of street art, these three friends embark on an amazing journey that offers an eye-opening experience. Enjoy!
If you want to know more about the film, check out the film’s website or their Facebook page.
In addition to this interesting film, Canemorto launched a series of 10 silkscreen prints (see selection below) designed by CANEMORTO and hand-printed by Serigrafia 56 Fili in Bracciano (Italy). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A small selection of the prints released by CANEMORTO:
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