UK graffiti artists take on the world of Donnie Darko

Story by Jack Foley

NEW thriller Donnie Darko is not just capturing the imaginations of film-goers and critics alike; it has also formed the inspiration for a new exhibition of work at dreambagsjaguarshoes gallery in Shoreditch.

Entitled 'They Made Me Do It', the exhibition incorporates exclusive work from 10 artists hailing from UK graffiti culture. Each artist was asked to complete one piece of work on canvas, inspired by writer-director, Richard Kelly's film.

The only catch was, the work has to be completed within six hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds....

The event, which runs for 28 days, since October 25, features the work of Sonia, Solo One, Wish1, Bleach, Astek, Snug, Chu, Dreph, Corey, Temper, Insa, Dane, Shucks & Tizer, and is said to be amazing.

Donnie Darko is the breathtaking debut feature from visionary writer/director Richard Kelly. It is an audacious and genre-defying tale of fate and consequence, which blasts the American suburban drama into a wildly imaginative realm of time travel, alternative universes and the manipulation of one's fate.

Donnie Darko is the story of a young man (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) haunted by horrific visitations from a parallel universe. Convinced the world will end on October 31, 1988, Donnie has only a few days left to unwind the future and save the past. It is a film which has to be seen twice to be truly appreciated (click here for Indielondon's verdict).

'They Made Me Do It' has been made possible with the help from Signal Project, which runs large-scale projects and commissions working with major graffiti artists from the UK and overseas (click on middle link for more details).

It can be seen at dreambagsjaguarshoes, 34-46 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London from October 25th.

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