CHANGE by Doug Gillen, art as a testimony to change

CHANGE by Doug Gillen, art as a testimony to change

Giulia Guido · 1 month ago · Art

CHANGE is the latest short film made by Doug Gillen in Ferizaj, Kosovo, for the Kosovo Mural Fest. 

Doug Gillen is an English filmmaker who has been documenting artistic realities and projects for almost ten years. In order to do so in the best possible way, he also founded Fifth Wall TV, a platform that provides video content, both self-produced and not, about the art world. 

Last September, on the occasion of the 5th edition of the Kosovo Mural Fest, Doug flew to the city of Kosovo to document the work of the international collective of artists Void Project

CHANGE alternates between images of the artists at work on their works and testimonies of local people who, looking straight ahead to tomorrow, cannot forget the horrors of a war that still seems so close and whose wounds continue to be felt. 

” Art in the city becomes a visual celebration of connectedness at a time of shared distance.”

Moreover, in this particular case, art becomes the means to both breathe new life into public spaces and change the face of the city, and to unite a community divided by the pandemic. 

The artists involved are Ampparito, Aruallan, Micheal Beitz, Helen Bur, Emilio Cerezo, Doa Oa, Alba Fabre, Ivan Floro, Maria Jose Gallardo, Retry One, Zane Prater, Vlada Trocka and Axel Void, discover their works below and don’t miss the short film CHANGE! 

Axel Void x Helen Bur
Ampparito
Aruallan x Axel Void
Doa Oa
Axel Void, Zane Prater, & Helen Bur
Vlada Trocka
Emilio Cerezo
Maria Jose Gallardo
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JR’s “Homily to Country”, from Italy to Australia

JR’s “Homily to Country”, from Italy to Australia

Giulia Guido · 12 hours ago · Art

After collaborating with Italian director Alice Rohrwacher on the short film “Omelia contadina” and presenting it at the 77th Venice Film Festival with a real procession, JR and his project have now arrived in Australia on the occasion of the NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) Triennial

Read also: JR and Alice Rohrwacher in Venice with “Omelia Contadina”

While in Italy the project was born to shed light on the dramatic situation of the Alfina Plateau, where the landscape has been almost totally destroyed to make room for hazelnut monoculture, in Australia, the French artsist has adapted the project to another critical situation, that linked to the decline of the Darling River (in local dialect Baaka or Barka), in the state of New South Wales.

The almost total disappearance of the river is the result of years of intensive extraction of water used for irrigation, climate change and drought and, as always, JR’s work aims to raise awareness of both the environmental and human implications. 

“I started this project in Italy, very far from Australia, yet farmers have similar issues : protect their environment and live decently from their work.”

Homily to Country” is developed in three equally important elements. The first is an actual procession that took place yesterday: local farmers carried giant pictures of themselves on their shoulders through the dry riverbed. 

The second is a chapel built inside the National Gallery’s Equiset Garden in Victoria with a series of stained glass windows depicting life-sized natural elements of the disappearing Darling River and the farmers themselves. 

Finally, to complete the project, there is a film that shows the making of the work and lets us discover the places that inspired JR. 

The installation and the film of “Homily to Country” are viewable until 18 April as works of the NGV Triennial and will then remain in the museum’s permanent collection

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A possible new Banksy outside the prison in Reading, UK

A possible new Banksy outside the prison in Reading, UK

Federica Cimorelli · 5 hours ago · Art

We are used to it by now, it always happens like this: Banksy acts in the shadows, he makes a new artwork, rumors start to circulate and we have to wait for his claim before we can be sure that it is really him. In this case, the last step hasn’t happened yet, but this work is so provocative that we can’t wait to talk about it.

For the occasion, we have to take a trip to the UK and go outside Reading prison, a famous place that between 1895 and 1897 housed one of England’s greatest writers: Oscar Wilde.
It is on the walls of this building that a few days ago appeared what we believe to be Banksy’s latest work, an image starring a prisoner with a typewriter – very similar to the late 19th-century writer – who escapes from the prison walls thanks to a row of sheets tied together.

This artistic intervention pays homage to the writer while conveying a very strong message of protest. For more than five years, Reading Prison has been in disuse, and activists have fought to see it transformed into an arts center, but the government’s intentions have always been adamant and directed towards more commercial choices.

We could be wrong, but with this in mind, an action by Banksy could be a game-changer. We’d like to believe that he is the author, that his move could be a nod of encouragement to shake up decisions at the top, a way to relaunch the art project and support the struggle.

Read also: The new Banksy appeared in Bristol

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InstHunt Special Edition – Black & White

InstHunt Special Edition – Black & White

Giordana Bonanno · 3 days ago · Photography

InstHunt Special Edition is a collection of your best photos that follow a specific theme. Each month it will have a dedicated title and you will give it life through your shots. 

This month’s theme was “Black & White“: a photograph without colors does notnecessarily constitute a loss of informations. A black and white image can be striking, engaging, breathtaking and definitely moody.

The selection of your best photos below!

Stay tuned and go follow our Instagram @collateral.photo page to discover the theme of the next issue InstHunt Special Edition. 

Be creative Be part of @collater.al

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Eric Marrian’s sensual and elegant shots

Eric Marrian’s sensual and elegant shots

Buddy · 3 days ago · Photography

The female body is a work perfectly composed over ten thousand years. A magnetic field. A map to explore. Every line of the body, the commas that compose it; the curves, the voids and the solids that the legs, the arms, the hips, draw in the background; its imperfections.

There is something extremely fascinating in the imperfect geometry of a woman’s body, however, it is done. Eric Marrian has noticed that, as a good architect of geometry and perfection, he has been taking care of it for a long time.

Marrian, with his photos, scrutinizes the symmetry of the female body, its generous curves, its sinuous features, its caressing softness, then giving it, through the use of color, the hieratic and the concrete perfection of the statues.

That body that we see every day, that we take care of, love, look in a distracted way, can compose that soft symmetry, that perfect geometry of lines and curves?

To discover it you just have to scroll through these shots or scrutinize the mathematically imperfect body of the woman who chose you.

Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
Eric Marrian - Architettura geometrica del corpo
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