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The project researches the importance of sharing, questioning how we relate to each other in the current digital era, where technology has become a substitute for face-to-face conversations. Everyone around me was constantly on a device, and that made me realise how much the way we share has changed; I felt many conversations were replaced by the digital entertainment that technology offers us. Acknowledging social media as the biggest sharing platform, I started to question how we can reconnect with sharing in the physical world. Inspired by the urban environment of East London where I have lived for almost a decade, I felt that street art has become the most dynamic and democratic form of sharing in the physical space, whilst it is simultaneously using the digital space as a platform for sharing with communities worldwide, finally finding a balance between the physical and digital realm making the most of both forms of interaction. It's all down to how we use technology, and how we can make the most of it without losing ourselves .
Using this as a point of departure, here came my idea of inviting 10 international street artists to gather under the same roof in London to collaborate on something unique. I have given them a framework for creating a series of works in collaboration (on paper,wood and walls) based on the old paper "game of consequences". Alongside the artworks, they have engaged in the creation of video interviews. The exhibition's aim is to engage and sensitise the audience toward a current social matter. Workshops, talks and screenings will also take place at the exhibition space and offsite.
WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES:
In order to finish the project and share it with you, we need financial support to cover the costs of: hiring a gallery space in Shoreditch; hiring scissor lifts for the artists to do large-scale murals; hiring equipment and installation tools; hiring transport; art materials; frames for 20 to 40 artworks from A4 up to A0 size; and many other general expenses that come with putting on a public art show.
2501 (Italy): Starting out in the '90s as a graffiti writer (Never) in Italy, 2501 hypnotizing works achieve a 3D feel through the use of monochromatic lines. He has exhibited worldwide including Soze Gallery, Los Angeles, and Saatchi Gallery, London.
BROKEN FINGAZ (Israel): The prolific psych-pop crew Broken Fingaz originate from Haifa, northern Israel's hub of counterculture. Their explosive popularity has taken them to exhibit their work in Tokyo, Beijing, London, Berlin, Mexico City, St Petersburg and Amsterdam.
EMA (France):Florence Blanchard aka Ema is a French-born artist whose career spans two decades working in the public space. The PHD-educated artist uses wheat paste, acrylic, spray, watercolour and screen print.
HIN (Hong Kong): With a background as a illustrator, Hin's satirical paste-ups have become a core attraction for public audiences in East London.
MILLO (Italy): The popular artist recently won the B.ART competition in Turin, and presented a 25 metre-long mural at Memorie Urbane festival in Italy. His immersive practice includes drawing and painting.
OZMO (Italy): The legendary muralist emerged from the first wave of European Graffiti. With an impressive list of accolades since, he has received acclaim from critics at Art Flash and The New York Times.
PABLO DELGADO (Mexico): During a period spent living in East London, Pablo Delgado created a sensation with his miniature interventions, receiving press attention from The Guardian and the BBC among others.
PAKAL (UK): Emerging artist Pakal creates highly detailed, intricately coloured large-scale paintings that recall the ambitious muralists of the early 19th century.
RUN (Italy): Coming out of the '90s graffiti scene in Italy, Run has painted around the world with recent large-scale projects in the UK, China, Switzerland, Poland and Italy.
ZIO ZIEGLER (USA): Zio creates bold paintings and murals with a distinct tribal-like aesthetic. His paintings are often more colourful than his monochromatic murals, but in all his work the artist produces repeated motifs of primitive patterns, inspired by gigantism and distortion.
Will Edgecombe - Dean Choi
Risks and challenges
Our current main challenge is to raise enough money to cover the cost of the exhibition. If the project will be fully funded we will still have to complete our tasks in short space of time and we are aware of the potential obstacles from gallery space cancellation to flights delay. I'm sure that with all the hard work and support from contributors, artists and friends who believe in this project we will make it happen!
Hearthfelt thank you to everyone that has contributed so far.
We keep our fingers crossed and hope to see you all at the exhibition!!