In the summer of 2017 an adventurous crew of artists and filmmakers will head out into the middle of the ocean to pull off the most ambitious, dangerous and exciting mural project in history: PAINTED OCEANS.
Artist Tristan Eaton has assembled a team of world-renowned Graffiti and Street Artists to join him: Shepard Fairey, Futura 2000, How & Nosm, and The London Police, to paint murals on the historic Red Sand Sea Forts off the east coast of England. The new documentary feature, PAINTED OCEANS will be directed by Pascal Franchot and will capture the entire process as the artists live at sea for one month, battling weather and danger on all fronts while striving for their place in Art History.
The history behind the PAINTED OCEANS project goes back 74 years, but the execution will be completely modern. In addition to painting murals, the PAINTED OCEANS team will be seeking global participation with the help of select brand partners Converse, Bernstein & Andriulli, Montana Cans, Library Street Collective and PangeaSeed (with more partnerships to be announced soon.) PAINTED OCEANS will be creating a robust digital campaign including: re-launching the Pirate Radio as a curated live stream, creating satellite mapping of the forts in high definition, interacting with the world in real time via live video and social media as well as a high-profile KICKSTARTER campaign.
Embracing the already legendary status of the Red Sands Sea Forts and the enormous audience for global street art, the PAINTED OCEANS project strives to be at the intersection of art, film and technology while breaking new ground in the realm of Public Art and Art History.