slinkachu at fame festival 2010
slinkachu (the london-based artist who creates very small street-based installations and then photographs them) participated at fame festival in southern italy, where he spent a few days making installations around the city, six in all, including a few that used miniature speakers and mp3 players to add sound. — this is ‘wet’n wild’.
— here are images of ‘the local authority’
— for the 2009 edition of fame festival he created ‘clothes line’, which is probably the ‘biggest’ outdoor thing that the UK-based miniature artist has done so far.
the state or quality of being widely honored
and acclaimed, favorable public reputation (ita = fama
bisogno molesto di mangiare, carestia, grande miseria, grande desiderio
(eng = starvation, hunger)
fame festival refers to the ironic difference in the meaning of the word ‘fame’ between the italian and english language. in italian, ‘fame’ means ‘hunger’, while in english it is understood as ‘an honour and status of success’. ‘fame festival’ is a meeting of a dozen international artists in the small italian city of grottaglie. famous for its ancient ceramics tradition, there is a whole area exclusively dealing with ceramics production. fame wants to promote a new point of view on the original structure of the city. while local politicians and institutions ‘only care about their personal interests‘, the organizers would like to re-asset the city’s original context and call for proper recognition. the idea is to host a few artists for variable lengths of time (from 1 to 4 weeks) and to offer them the cooperation of local artisans for the production of pottery works and limited edition prints. furthermore, the artists have at their disposal several ‘canvas’ walls around the city in order to ‘upgrade a few areas which are aesthetically depressed‘. at the end of their stay, when everything is created (including new original artworks, screenprints and ceramic pieces), a final group show will be organized.
participants of the 2010 edition of fame festival: JR – france; ERICA IL CANE – italy; NUNCA – brasil; SAM3 – spain; BLU – italy; OS GEMEOS – brasil; ESCIF – spain; 108 – italy; SLINKACHU – uk; DALEK – usa; NICOLA TOFFOLINI – italia; LUCY MCLAUCHLAN – uk; SWOON – usa; CYOP E KAF – italy; DAVID ELLIS – usa; VHILS – portugal; BEN WOLF – usa; WORD TO MOTHER – uk; MOMO – usa; BASTARDILLA – colombia.
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