May 27, 2012
GRAFFITI RESEARCH LAB MLA
GRL MANILA by PSP + MONOCHROME
Inspired by a 2010 meeting with artist group Graffiti Research Lab in Kyoto, Japan and Perth, Australia, where graffiti artists tried to practice on the spot graffiti or street interventions with the help of available technology, the Pilipinas Street Plan | Graffiti Research Lab project will be done for the first time in Bliss Market. On the evening of May 26 2012, PSP’s graffiti intervention will be presented together with a live musical performance by the band Monochrome.
About Pilipinas Street Plan (PSP)
PSP is a graffiti artist collective in Manila founded by Boy Agimat aka Mark Salvatus and and Deform Industry aka Mark Barreto. Currently supervised by Whoop, Jood, Wesley Valenzuela and Jovenz Mayor, PSP continues to be revolutionaries in the graffiti art scene in the Philippines. From 2005 to 2007, they gathered graffiti artists and writers across the country, and gradually dominated the streets and eventually the commercial scene.
Monochrome is an instrumental post-rock band from Manila performing original sound compositions with visual projections. Lengthy guitar riffs and scratches, complemented by melodic bass and drum lines, Monochrome is led by one of Pilipinas Street Plan’s core members, Wesley Valenzuela.