Dolls of Lisbon
The Dolls of Lisbon is New York City's Antagonist Art Movement's latest exploit inspired by the Zapatista Dolls of Mexico, a souvenir that travelled the world symbolizing a little known rebellion. The Antagonists take aim at the legacy of Andy Warhol's over commercialization and commodification of art. Like the Zapatista Movement our Dolls are a symbol of resistance, here to wage war against mass production and to give a voice to those who walk a unique and sometimes arduous path.
This film re-examines the notion of the struggling artist, and initiates a cultural exchange among artists from The United States, Ecuador, Portugal, and fellow Antagonist Artists across Europe.
Driven by a vital underground soundtrack, Super 8mm film and stop motion animation, The Dolls of Lisbon explores art and all its existential struggles on and off the canvas.
The Soft Hustle (64 min) 1999-2000
Short films: Sketch Book Party, The Rat House Art Project, The Wheatpaste Gallery
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what a great movie. I really think this one is going to be big!
Or that you are sick of having a name tag that is part of your outfit at work....
Or if those cubicle walls seem a little claustrophobic...
Or if you see the bike messenger at work, and think he's got the life...
See this movie, and imagine your're part of the Antagonist movement. In fact, given their presence online, you might be able to join!
What you'll see is a group of really hard working individuals very devoted to their craft, creating art and showcasing it around the world.
These aren't hipsters who make claim to be creative by twirling the ends of their handlebar moustaches. These are real hard working artists, that dispense with procrastination and "make art" without being burdened by over thinking or even finances.
If you ever thought... " I have an idea", but were too afraid to pursue it... see this film, and get inspired to go for it.
We are introduced to many artists, in their environs, and in their attempts to draw public notice to street art and art that is submerged by trendy look-alikes. In the DOLLS OF LISBON project, artists around the world were sent hand made (by an artist) wire dolls covered in cotton and canvas and gesso, dolls patterned after the popular Zapatista dolls found in Mexico, a strong symbol of rebellion, and each artists was requested to make a `canvas' of statement about the arts. The dolls were shown in collections - stimulating interest in the plight of the individual artists who suffer in order to create.
The film is a celebration of creativity at its core and is a joy to discover that projects such as this, not unlike the Burning Man weeklong annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada. This movement is more global, more directed at the creative process among artists whose visions share the passion for freedom of expression and creativity. It is a gift to the public and a hellava celebration! Grady Harp, December 12