Street Art: POW WOW! Taiwan- Summer Episode Video

Back in September, Hypebeast published a write-up about CANLOVE, the artistic duo comprised of DJ Neff and Paul Ramirez dedicated to transforming empty spray cans into the very thing they’re used to produce: art.

Over the summer, POW! WOW! Taiwan and Fubon Art Foundation enlisted their help to create colorful installations out of 900 discarded canisters, all painstakingly collected by volunteers post-festival. In October, a quick 30 second trailer to a short called the Summer Episode was released, which offered a glimpse of Neff and Ramirez at work, plus a few shots of some murals. The full clip is now up online, and not only does it feature CANLOVE cutting and spraying away for the project, but we also get brief commentary from artists Will Barras and Reach about their thoughts and experiences painting large walls.

POW! WOW! Taiwan: Summer Episode Video Trailer


The festivities of this year’s POW! WOW! Taiwan may seem done for now, but the festival’s influence and effect on the Chinese state cannot be understated. Amongst the myriad events this year, POW! WOW! teamed up with the Fubon Art Foundation to commission a joint mural project with L.A. duo CANLOVE, Will Barras, and REACH. Dubbed “Summer Episode,” the project added a sense of depth to the burgeoning art scene in Taipei, sure to foster under POW! WOW! residencies and other positive projects.

As we anticipate the visual postcard from Summer Episode, enjoy a brief trailer above. If in the Taipei area, be sure to drop by Hua Tunan’s live painting exhibition at Zheng Yi Projects – which starts up on October 11.