I'm talking to Museum and Gallery curators to arrange more screenings so need to limit the flow of these films on the internet. Contact me if you curate, collect, or arrange the work of film makers and artists at a museum or gallery and we can talk.  If you want to watch one or more of the films drop me an email.

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The Motorcycle Art

                         of Linus Coraggio

                             

The Motorcycle Art of Linus Coraggio is a film about an artist with an obsessive need to create Motorcycle Art. Linus Coraggio has created close to 100 Motorcycle sculptures of metal and other materials since 1986. An outsider artist who works in many mediums and at many scales, he was a founder of the Rivington School of Art in the East Village in the early 1980s and the architect behind the Gas Station, a seminal art installation/community/concept that was ultimately demolished amid a wave of gentrification in 1996. He pushes on, and this talent for survival and creation is revealed in the series of choppers he has spent over thirty years creating. The Motorcycle Art of Linus Coraggio includes a sequence from 2009 of Coraggio working in his Bushwick studio and chronicles years in the life of the artist as he explores the rich and classical tradition of how his Motorcycle Art fits into the dreamscape of American consciousness.

 

The film screened at a number of festivals both here and abroad, including the French Riviera Motorcycle Film Festival in Nice, France.

This is a world online premiere.

37 minutes duration.

The Art of Linus Coraggio - 

                                    3D Graffiti

Linus is known for his fantastical furniture, visionary abstract representational sculpture, painting, imaginative outstillations, and woodcut prints.

 

The Art of Linus Coraggio - 3D Graffiti is a film is about a genre Coraggio pioneered in 1982 called 3D Graffiti - small metal sculptures, some with mixed media and text, attached clandestinely to no-parking sign posts in New York City and in other cities around the United States.

This is a world premiere.

20 minutes duration.

To the left is an audience talk-back that Linus and I did last year after screening of The Motorcycle Art of Linus Coraggio at the New York Independent Film Festival.

       

Video by Marianne Hettinger.

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The Art of Linus Coraggio

                               - In the East Village

We shot most of this film in the summer of 2015 and I finished it, like two of the others, during the Quarantine of 2020. 

 

Traveling through the East Village with Linus and his friend Kelly was like a trip through time, and is just a small glimpse into the expansive art that Coraggio still continues to make.

The next time you go for a stroll in the East Village keep your eyes open, you won't have to look very far to see something that Linus has created.

This is a world premiere.

30 minutes duration.

The Art of Linus Coraggio - Studios Bushwick and Ellenville

"It’s hard to find the right kind of studio for a metal sculptor. If not near impossible - in Manhattan these days.

 

I wouldn’t be out in Bushwick… One of the landlords who owns it happened to be a metal sculptor at one point back in the day…  

He sort of tolerates me in a surly way out there..."

...Excerpt from the film.

 

 

This film started with a trip I took with Linus to his then studio in Bushwick, New York in the fall of 2009.  Six years later, after the closing of that studio it made sense to travel north to Ellenville, New York to document how he was making art in the outdoor space on a cold winter day. An artist needs his/her studio and this film is about that reality....

This is a world premiere.

30 minutes duration.

Still from Rooftop Serenade (2005 / 2017)

Digital and Film Production by Thomas W. Campbell

 

1988 to Present

Thomas W. Campbell is a digital storyteller and transplanted Vermonter who moved 

to New York City as a kid and never left.

August 12 2020 Update - The site is still under construction.

The Motorcycle Art of Linus Coraggio - Short Trailer 

A film by Thomas W. Campbell about an artist with an obsessive love for Motorcycle Art. Linus Coraggio has created over 90 Motorcycle sculptures of metal and other materials since 1986.

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For more information about the Linus Corragio films go to the documentary page.

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Covid 19 Blues - A 2020 song

People ask what I do with the guitars that I pick up once in a while. I do play them, as well as fix them up and keep them around the apartment like little friends (Jealous cat!). This song was made in March not long after things took the turn, but before everything fell off the cliff. 

To play the song click on the image or "Music Page" and scroll down to "Songs (with Voice). Then click on "Play Song" and you will go to the playlist. Yeah, I know it is too many clicks....

Performance in front of Grady's mural in Birth of the Sun

Birth of the Sun - Short Trailer

Birth of the Sun is a 27 Minute Documentary about the East Village of the 1980s and the Haitian Artist Grady Alexis. The film is filled with unique artists and musicians who knew Grady in the 1980's - Thom Corn, Bernardo and Demian Palombo, Turrizo, Hamlet Zurita, Lori Leistyna, and many others who were part of El Taller Community Center. It was shot by Emmanuel Alexandre Jr, and edited by Hyunjung Cho. Birth of the Sun recently screened as part of a 30th Year anniversary event marking the closing of the Chocolate Milk Art gallery in the East Village.

 

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For more information about the the film Birth of the Sun go to the documentary page.

Mark Pauline gives me the eye 32 years ago at Shea Stadium

SRL 8818 - Short Trailer

This is a short trailer for the film SRL - 8818, a documentary about two performances 30 years apart by Mark Pauline and Survival Research Laboratory.  Shot and edited by Thomas W. Campbell

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For more information about SRL 8818 go to the documentary page

Better Love - Short Trailer

This is a short trailer for the film Better Love, which was shot in 2014 and briefly released in 2015. 

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For more information about Better Love go to the narrative page.

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