watch “EXIT THRU THE GIFT SHOP/A BANKSY FILM” (hf “ETTGS”)watch “EXIT THRU THE GIFT SHOP/A BANKSY FILM” (hf “ETTGS”)
take note answeing these questions
What is a “gift shop” in general? Where are these things found, and what functions do they serve?
*Is there a “gift shop” present in this film narrative? If so, where/how does it appear?
*If the idea of a “Gift Shop” presumes the presence of a museum, is there a museum present here? If so, what/where?
*If there is a museum present here, it would seem to presume the presence of artworks. If so, what are these artworks?
*If there are artworks present, it would seem to presume the presence, or at least suggestion, of an artist. Who is/are those artist(s)?
*Is fine-art an official language or an unofficial language? Who controls and regulates the ‘rules’ and discursive boundaries of fine-art?
*What function does a museum have, and how does it control and regulate the discourse of art?
*What is “Terry’s” occupation/business? What main economic activity does he engage in at the start of the film? How does he ‘make money’?
*When Terry decides to ‘become a street artist,’ who does he need to engage in order to successfully enter this discourse?
*What role does Banksy play in Terry’s admission to the street-art discourse?
*When ‘critics’ evaluate Terry’s work in a positive light, what other texts do they engage?