As seen in with episode 01 (Turkey), episode 02 (India), episode 03 (Thailand) and episode 04 (Malaysia) in this project UTAH & ETHER (dubbed the “Bonnie & Clyde” of the graffiti world by The New York Times) will take you into the depths of Asia, a place mostly untouched by graffiti, where the couple spent years documenting their travels and painting the metro systems in some of the wildest cities on the world’s largest continent.
The Grifters have the pleasure to present you this historic video series, filled with adventures from 11 Countries and 37 Cities. Packed in 12 Episodes, counting more than 90min of action. 2 new episodes to be released each week.
In episode 05 and 06 you can watch them painting in Manila (Philippines) and Singapore:
“Singapore has become known worldwide for implementing corporal punishment and harsh prison sentences for vandalism, consequences which have effectively deterred many graffiti tourists. This video marks the first Singapore Metro system (SMRT) hit to be documented on video and the second time in history that the system has been painted. The vandalism (which resulted in the SMRT being fined $200,000 for failing to follow security protocols) quickly snowballed into a scandal that garnered global attention. The general public of Singapore was outraged and the then President and CEO of SMRT Corporation was forced to resign.
Manila is known to most for the poverty, corruption and violence that emanates throughout the capitol city. For Utah and Ether however, it is known for only one thing; the metro system.Since the Manila metro bombings in 2000 security checks, K-9 units and armed police officers have been mandatory in every metro depot and station. This video marks the first graffiti hit on the LRT 2, the only line running heavy rail metro vehicles on this system. The LRT 2 train carriages feature uniquely beautiful yellow and purple details, making it a rare trophy coveted by subway writers around the world.”