A Fancy Way of Saying We Push People To Think
Often, people fall easily into complacency – they become comfortable with the status quo because it is easier to accept things the way they are than to go out and affect change. It’s easy to forget that each individual has the power to challenge the safety found in normalcy and help build a culture of evolution and revolution. As artists and directors, Shilo feels it’s our social responsibility to provoke people to think and act.
Because of our personal backgrounds in the hip-hop, graffiti and skateboarding worlds, we naturally like to challenge people and norms. As the world gets smaller, it’s important that we continue to question what’s put in front us. We want to speak and relate to our audience in a manner that nudges them to think differently about their world, and maybe ultimately result in people taking action.
We are often struck by a single image that tells a deep story. Sometimes it is a socio-political photo depicting war, violence, or beauty. Other times it is an abstract painting that beckons us to figure out what it means to us. If that much can be told in one frame, we think a :30 piece can wield enormous power, and it’s up to us to do something with that.
In a presentation designed to educate attendees on Directors as ”Provocateurs”, Jose Gomez and Andre Stringer will discuss:
– What “director as provocateur” means
– Mainstream examples of a Provocateur director at work in
– feature films
– street level art and design
– commercial advertising