Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tristan Eaton Painted Oceans Red Sands Sea Forts Project

If you have ever been around or seen Tristan Eaton work you know he loves a challenge and can't sit still very long. Tristan has been working on this Painted Oceans project for 5 years and now he is poised to once again push the boundaries of art and make history.

In the summer of 2016 an adventurous crew of artists and filmmakers will head out into the middle of the ocean off the East Coast of England to pull off the most ambitious, dangerous and exciting mural project in history: PAINTED OCEANS.

Artist Tristan Eaton has assembled a team of world-renowned Graffiti and Street Artists to join him: Shepard Fairey, Futura 2000, How & Nosm, and The London Police, to paint murals on the historic Red Sand Sea Forts off the east coast of England. The new documentary feature, PAINTED OCEANS will be directed by Pascal Franchot and will capture the entire process as the artists live at sea for one month, battling weather and danger on all fronts while striving for their place in Art History. All of this is happening with the blessings of the local governments and England.

The history behind the PAINTED OCEANS project goes back 74 years, but the execution will be completely modern. PAINTED OCEANS will be creating a robust digital campaign including: re-launching the Pirate Radio as a curated live stream, creating satellite mapping of the forts in high definition, interacting with the world in real time via live video and social media as well as a high-profile KICKSTARTER campaign.There are many cool rewards in the Kickstarter project be sure to check them out.

Embracing the already legendary status of the Red Sands Sea Forts and the enormous audience for global street art, the PAINTED OCEANS project strives to be at the intersection of art, film and technology while breaking new ground in the realm of Public Art and Art History. They face danger and risk it all to transform these iconic instruments of war into beautiful murals at sea!

With help from Converse, Montana Cans, Library Street Collective, PangeaSeed and others they are going to create something like no one has seen before.

Head over to http://paintedoceansmovie.com to learn more, it really is an incredible project.

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