Bill Daniel in person with Tri-X Noise photo/music show + “Who is Bozo Texino?”
Hobo filmmaker/phototramp Bill Daniel is back on the road with a pop-up photo show comprised of 30 years of 35mm photographs beginning with the early 80s punk scene in Texas, featuring all of your favorite old school punk bands. Daniel has continued to document the various subcultures using the same camera/lens/flash, and Kodak Tri-X film for over 30 years. The exhibit, all non-digital darkroom prints, charts a path starting with punk shows in Texas, and crawls through various subcultures from 90s graffiti scene in San Francisco, freight hopping scenarios, art openings in Los Angeles, house shows in Louisiana, generator shows on the Monogohela River, etc…all seen through Daniel’s unique, spelunker flash-lit vision.
Follow filmmaker Bill Daniel’s 16-year search for the source of a ubiquitous and mythic graffiti seen on railcars for more than 80 years. Using Super-8 and 16mm cameras while riding the tracks, Daniel reveals an underground universe of hobo and railworker graffiti, and discovers the roots of a folkloric tradition that has gone mostly unnoticed for a century.
In Daniel’s words: “This spectacular travel adventure faithfully photographed in realistic black and white film at considerable risk from speeding freight trains and in secret hobo jungles in the dogged pursuit of the impossibly convoluted story of the heretofore untold history of the century-old folkloric practice of hobo and railworker graffiti and the absurd quest for the true identity of railroading’s greatest artist will likely amuse and confound you in its sincere attempt to understand and preserve this artform.”