Watch: SUBMISSION – Train Painting in Athens
Submission edits together clips of train painting in Athens, Greece from 2003-2008.21-Oct-2012
Filmed across five years, Submission has edited together clips from various train painting missions primarily filmed in subways around Athens, Greece. The clips, featuring UDK, the S-KIDS, the Amigos and others, are edited together to make it feel as though you’re watching one extended mission. The unfiltered sound and handheld camera filming all add to the rough and raw aesthetic of the video that draws you into the world of train painting and everything it’s about.
‘After three turbulence years of subservient society, “Submission” still goes on. A collection of found material drawn from Hi8 and MiniDv tapes from 2003 to 2008. Focused on Europe and mainly in Greece, this experimental documentary directly depicts the energy, the rhythm, the violence and vandalism of real graffiti culture. Filmed at the start of the new millennium, at its most hardcore moments. Abrupt and authentic, these sub-missions essentially represent the ways in which unconventional people actively resist submission to the pressures of disintegrating modern societies.’