DEGA Films is proud to announce the release of the final two episodes of their street art documentary series, Wild In The Streets (W.I.T.S.). These two episodes, featuring NYC-based artists Royce and Elle, will be shown during some guerrilla screenings from the DEGA Mobile Unit on Saturday, September 27 with support from Breaker Films and at the site of Ron English’s famed “Temper Tot” mural in Little Italy on Sunday, September 28. These screenings will show every episode of the series, including the two newest installments.
On Saturday 9/27, the DEGA Mobile Unit – essentially a box-truck fitted with a projector — will be traveling around New York City and projecting the W.I.T.S. episodes at locations to be announced via the DEGA Instagram account (@dega_films). The first location will be announced around 7pm that day, and the first screening will begin around 8:30pm. The locations, while still unannounced, will likely be in the Brooklyn neighborhoods Bushwick, Williamsburg and DUMBO. The W.I.T.S. Sticker Machine will also be present here. These screenings are sponsored by DEGA Films and Breaker Films.
The final screening of the weekend will take place in the parking lot containing Ron English’s “Temper Tot” mural at 118 Mulberry St. (between Canal & Hester). The event will be pre-announced and will run from 8pm to 11:30-12pm, with screenings beginning around 9pm. Pizza will be provided by Il Piccolo Bufalo while supplies last. The W.I.T.S. Sticker Machine will be at this screening as well. This screening is also sponsored by DEGA Films and Breaker Films.
Wild In The Streets is a six-part documentary series shot over two years in New York City. Each episode portrays a single artist (or in one case a duo) and their work, both in process and on the streets themselves, as well as shots of the work existing on its own after the fact. The goal of the series is to give the viewer a general glimpse of how the artists work in their environment and their works themselves from a first- person point of view. Each episode is started with and capped off by a steadicam shot that gives the viewer a first-person look at the artist putting up their (mostly) illegal works.
A focal point of the series is that these artists utilize a wide array of materials to create their artwork, from hand painted wheat-pastes to clay sculptures, spray paint and marker tags, fire extinguisher paintings, street sign replacements and anything in between. The series is comprised of episodes featuring Jilly Ballistic, Enzo & Nio, NDA, Mr. Toll, Elle and Royce, and will be released in full on September 26 on www.canyoudega.com.
DEGA is a creative collective specializing in cinematography and visual art based in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, though all of its founding members are originally from Atlanta, GA. The group started in 2012 over a mutual love and respect for street art, and they set out to document the rich artistic environment surrounding them in Brooklyn through film (thanks in part to their successful Kickstarter campaign). Its members are professional filmmakers by trade, but it’s their understanding of the inner workings of the street art world that allows them to properly portray it in their films.