Das Graffiti-Magazin Nr. 1 aus Berlin

Nothing Special


Nothing Special zeigt APER und die TRG Tunnel Runner Gang aus Halifax, wie sie die Welt graffititechnisch therapieren.

Halifax, Nova Scotia, is one of Eastern Canada’s Maritime provinces on the Atlantic. The Bay of Fundy, with its famously extreme tides, is a whale-watching destination. These are a few quick facts about Halifax. None of which instantly draw you to conclude that it’s a “cool” or “lit” place to come up as an artist. Graffiti artist APER—himself a Halifax native—describes it as a place for those who want to “get drunk and eat lobster reside.” But he’s since moved out and spread his name and tag across the globe.

Over the past few years, APER has gained the respect of the graffiti community by traveling and constantly pushing limits—he’s now one of Canada’s most prominent graffiti figures. Some artists stray away from confrontation, hefty fines, and possible jail time (depending where on the globe you’re residing.) APER and the TRG (Tunnel Runner Gang) crew are the total opposite. It’s this need for an above normal adrenaline rush that has APER dedicating his life—sometimes even health—to tagging more and more obscure/prohibited locations.

A number of crazy encounters while in Eastern Europe led him to start capturing his experiences on a Go Pro and chest camera. All his footage spans North and South America, being captured and tortured, chases on foot, the United Kingdom, and some of the most notorious locations in Eastern Europe.

He decided to sum it all up into an hour-long film that he’s had professionally edited and narrated called “Nothing Special.” He’ll be having his world premiere this coming Thursday in downtown Toronto. Cinecycle—a theatre with its own edgy off kilter personae—will be the location for this screening.

Salute – Flightss
Ladyfrnd – Strange Days
Vintage Remix Allstars – The Punk Panther (Nucky Remix)
Alexander Spit – Said The Joker To The Thief
Play Me – Living On Video
Umberto Tozzi – Gloria
Notorious B.I.G. Feat. Mark Curry, Snoop Dogg & Busta Rhymes – Dangerous MC’s
Wax Motif & Neoteric – Go Deep (Original Mix)
Joke – On Est Sur Les Nerfs
The Brothers Johnson – Stomp!
Ooah – Hacksaw
Roots Manuva – Buff Nuff
Pantyraid – Too Fine To Do Time
Giuseppe De Luca – Rito A Los Angeles
Rashad Stark – By Myself X Sippin
The Towenda Choir Orchestra – Inspecteur Gadget
Modeselektor – Cash
Crazy P – Disc Odyssey (Mixed By Inland Knights;Remix)
Everything But The Girl – Missing (Todd Terry Remix)
Frankie Cutlass – Puerto Rico
Mauro Telefunksoul & Andre T – Time Is Tha Master
A. Banderas & Los Lobos – Cancion Del Mariachi
OTC – Takilla
Van Halen – Panama
Neighbour & Spiltmilk – Get With This (Original Mix)
Sound Unlimited Orchestra – Concierto Para Una Voz