Extra Artist of the Set
The film world is a fantasy
Idealization & Degradation
of time synchronicity interaction
Perfect mosh pit, politely intense
too hot when scripted cold
racing the sun on a rooftop
shoot, angle, light, page wires
Action. Cut. Breathe. Action. Cut.
Breath and scream, breath and relax,
breath and listen to the whipers
of punk rock past, growed up
Breath in the smoke and dreams.
Now back to 1.
Back to 1.
Sur place sketches
Background and Story
In the summer of 2010, small parts of Seattle were taken over to film the movie version of the punk rock book Fat Kid Rules the World.
Amara Ko happened to be living in Seattle at the time and answered the call for "punk rocky extras". For the first day, she was corralled in a high school library between group scenes, and read a wonderful biography of Toulouse Lautrec. The second day, she began hanging around the filming area, staying out of the way of the hands and action, sketching. Over the course of the three-week shoot, Amara Ko filmed on 9+ days, reduced her multitude of sketches to seven acrylic paintings, and was offered the honor of the director's chair by Matthew Lillard.
The series grew with the premiere of the film at SxSw in 2012, including what is, perhaps, the largest and most complex painting Amara Ko has produced to date outside of theatrical work. Currently all the paintings are held privately, except single one which the artist still holds.