We were super lucky to be invited to The Crystal Ship Oostende last week to see some awesome artwork and meet some incredible street artists. For the fourth year, the organisers of The Crystal Ship invited some of the world’s most famous artists to make some seriously larger than life murals and mind blowing art installations. The city of Ostend by the sea in Belgium is pure eye candy for any videographer or photographer : with more than 50 permanent murals around the city, the world famous artists created murals, sculptures and interventions ( things that make you look twice… slightly altered street signs, bins with bodies, road markings courtesy of Oak Oak ). The largest mural by Paola Delfin from Mexico and was 40 meters high! Seeing the artists at work on cherry pickers around the city was awesome. The theme this year was The Dictatorship of Art and aligned with German artist Jonathan Meese’s philosophy – “Only Art has the power to truly change the world. Only Art will let you bring something meaningful to the table”. We were lucky enough to meet some of the talented artists including UK artist, Helen Burr who painted delicate figures of people she met in Ostend, David Walker from the UK, Case Maclaim from Germany. and Jaune who filled the city with tiny stencil art workmen. Personal faves were Matthew Dawn, The Postman, Robert Montgomery, Elian and Phlegm. To close the festival we partied the night away to The Glücks, La Jungle and Material Girls. It was a trip we’ll always remember. We made lots of new friends, saw some awe inspiring street art and have come back feeling super inspired. We worked with a local drone filming crew to get some aerial shots of some of the murals and we can’t wait to share our street art film with you in the coming weeks. Bring on next year! We love street art films and street art filming and look forward to the next project!
Link to Crystal Ship. https://thecrystalship.org