SNASK have been working with the City of Malmö on the festival Malmöfestivalen for 5 years, Scandinavia’s largest city festival. This year is the 30th anniversary and SNASK decided to do something bigger and better ever done before. And what would be nicer than making the biggest poster ever made and turn it into an entire physical area? Said and done this was done during the period of final idea presented in February followed by 4 months of execution. In the end of May it was built up by hand and photographed 30 meters up in the air. In mid August the poster/area will stand on the festival for people to interact with, sit on, jump on and sleep on. It took: 900 Hours, 14 People, 175 Liters of paint, 280 Plywood Boards, 10 000 Nails
From the site:
The White Trash Series was developed while living in the South out of frustration with some of the prevailing ideologies, in particular, class distinction. This ideology seems to be based on a combination of myth, biased history and a bizarre sentimentality about old wars and social structures. With the juxtaposition of the portraits from museums, once painted on ivory, now on flattened trash like beer cans and fast food containers, the artist sets out to even the playing field, challenging the perception of the social elite in today’s society.
On technique: The trash is found flat, on the street. One cannot flatten the trash. It just doesn’t work. It must be found so that there are no wrinkles in the middle and the graphic should be well centered. Then the portraits are found that are complimentary to the particular trash. Generally I depict miniature portraits from the watercolor on ivory era (17th-18th century more or less). The trash is gessoed in the oval shape, image drawn in graphite, painted in oils and varnished.
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A development group in Slovenia has just opened the first large-scale Roma restaurant in Europe… Introducing Roma Cuisine, The Little-Known Soul Food Of Europe via The Salt : NPR
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We all know the importance of calories in affecting our waistlines, but does it matter when we eat them? Body Clock: Does eating late make you fat? via BBC News
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT
What would happen if you took a bottle of wine out of the cupboard and, before drinking it, made it “listen” to your iPod for a couple of days? Can making your wine listen to music improve its flavour? via theguardian.com
“Wine can of their wits the wise beguile, Make the sage frolic, and the serious smile” ~ Homer
Orsola Ciriello Kogan @ Food Meditations
Farina per fare arte? L’effimero per eccellenza. Basta un soffio di vento e l’opera si dissolve. Come il dessert di ghiaccio secco di Ferran Adrià che se non ti sbrighi sparisce prima di entrare in bocca. Due installazioni di David Meyer dove parole di farina si ripetono in cerchi concentrici a significare la monotonia della lingua, forme di farina che nel relazionarsi alle forme che le circondano creano uno stato di sospensione del giudizio, il dubbio che si insinua.
Imposed Order, 2006
The piece is composed of three words that are repeated continuously throughout the concentric circular paths. As the circles enlarge so does the monotony of the language. The words are created on site solely from flour, which has been sifted into piles to form each letter. The scale and physicality of the piles of text are designed to create an illusion of permanence, in the same way that the mental action or process of language has the ability to create a solid from nothing.
Separated by Sight 2007
is an installation of unique forms scattered throughout an interior space. Each form is a derivative of a photo-based image of something that existed and consists entirely of small piles of flour grouped together. The thousands of piles of flour contained within each of the forms vary in size and are based on the tonality of the original image. While other obscure forms create a state of doubt, the defined nature of certain forms provides a lucid moment of recognition that questions the relationship to the surrounding forms.
A miniature world created by Akiko Ida and Pierre Javelle.