Wastedland 2 to Make Its NYC Premiere at Knockdown Center with: Wolftits, Avoid, Smells, Rambo, Noxer, EKG & more

September 14, 2017

Produced by artist Andrew H. Shirley and featuring  members of the classic Brooklyn-based 907 graffiti crew, the widely-acclaimed 32-minute film Wastedland 2, along with a site-specific installation, will make its NYC premiere tomorrow, September 15th, at the Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Queens.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by the spirit animals of graffiti vandals, the film features Wolftits, Avoid, SmellsRambo, Noxer, EKG, UFO and others, as it raises the existential questions: What is this all about? and Why are we here?  Ultimately,Wastedland 2 is a paean to the power of graffiti. Prior to its eagerly-anticipated NYC premiere, Wastedland 2  toured several cities — beginning with Shirley’s native Detroit. What follows are a few photos captured at different sites:

At Recycle Here! in Detroit featuring EKG

At Superchief Gallery in LA — featuring Rambo, UFO and more

At Holland Project’s Serva-Pool space in Reno, Nevada with Wolftits & more

The filmmaker Andrew H. Shirley in Portland

The opening reception of this one-day special event will take place tomorrow, Friday, from 7pm to midnight with screenings at 9pm and 11pm. Music performances will take place throughout the evening.

All photos courtesy Andrew H. Shirley

Photo credits: 1 Phil Conners; 2 William Dunleavy; 3 Tod Seelie; 4 Danny Johnson and  5 Daniel Kruse

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Drysdale May 23, 2023 at 4:14 am

It’s great to see events that showcase the creativity and talent of street artists and graffiti writers. I appreciate the emphasis on community and collaboration in the film and the opportunity for these artists to share their work with a wider audience. The lineup of performers and artists sounds amazing, and I’m sure it will be an unforgettable experience for everyone attending. Thanks for sharing this update. I’m definitely looking forward to it!


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