Blu – Megunica documentary
The Italian artist Blu has done some truly spectacular projects in Buenos Aires, where he has taken full advantage of the abundance of empty walls and the city’s tolerance & respect for street art.
His extraordinary animated short MUTO featured a stop motion animation painted entirely on public walls in Buenos Aires & Baden. To create the film Blu painted pretty much every day for three months, painstakingly painting each frame of the animation on city walls in full public view.
His follow-up to MUTO was perhaps even more ambitious – his second animated short “Big Bang Big Boom” featured another stop motion animation showing the evolution (and end) of life as we know it.
For a limited time, Wired.It have made Blu & Lorenzo Fonda’s documentary Megunica available to view online. The film documents Blu’s journey through Latin America, and offers a glimpse of the unique context of each country in addition to the stunning artwork created along the way.
Featuring a mix of murals, animation, graphics and stop motion video, the award-winning documentary is available to view in full until the 22nd of July.
EDIT: The film is no longer available – so we’ve replaced it with an excellent trailer:
Megunica documentary – Excerpt from lorenzo fonda on Vimeo.