Outdoor Festival – Interview w/ Kid Acne, Sam3, Motorefisico, Scorpion Dagger e Madame

Outdoor Festival – Interview w/ Kid Acne, Sam3, Motorefisico, Scorpion Dagger e Madame

Aurora Alma Bartiromo · 5 years ago · Art

5 questions to 5 artists.
Ready? 3,2,1 go!

Tell me five words you love and five you hate.

Kid Acne: “You are an amazing artist”/”You should be more successful” 

Sam3: I can resume to you also in 1 word, love freedom –  hate nonsense.

Motorefisico: We love every word with a special feeling for “motorefisico”.

Scorpion Dagger: I love these words for no other reason other than they’re monosyllabic (I love one syllable words), and fun to say: Pants, Goof, Booze, Dude, Sweet. I hate these words because annoying people I know obsess over them: Intelligence, Controversial, Globalist, Edgy, Deep State.

Madame: I love: WORDS, NATURE, FIGHT, NOSTALGY, SURPRISE. I hate: INTOLERANCE, STUPIDITY, IMPOSSIBLE, RAIN, INDIFFERENCE.

What is the best thing about the city you came from?

Kid Acne: My friends. 

Sam3: I came from a small village and the best thing is that I scaped from there.

Motorefisico: Caos, traffic, the fact that living in Rome it’s not for everyone. 

Scorpion Dagger: Montreal is an extremely creative, fun, and affordable place to live. It has an openness and feels that makes it truly unique to North America.

Madame: THE FOOD! 

How and When did you start “making art”?

Kid Acne: I have made art in some shape or form for as long as I can remember. I’ve always drawn. Drawing is probably my preferred form of communication in all honesty. I began painting graffiti when I was 12 and shortly after, I began making fanzines and comics. I learned to screen print when I was 15 and made my first record when I was 17. I designed and printed the sleeves myself. The same year, I exhibited my first canvas in a group show called ‘Graffiti Bastards’ in Birmingham, UK. From there, I got my first commercial jobs, designing club flyers, T-shirts and record sleeves for other people, which lead to more work, while simultaneously painting Graffiti and Street Art. All these outlets have informed my ‘style’. I’ve been steadily refining that style over the past 20 – 25 years. 

Sam3: I never did art i just draw.

Motorefisico: After that one of us, Gianmaria, almost died for a bacterium in his brain. When he resurrected, we decided to do something of our life. Our first drawings have been made under a bridge three years ago.

Scorpion Dagger: I’ve been making art for as long as I can remember. My parents were always great at encouraging my brother and I to express ourselves through creativity.

Madame: I started when i was a kid because i come from an artistic familly. My granpa was a painter and my dad as well. So my parents put me in front of paper and colors rather than TV.

What are you proposing here for the Outdoor Festival?

Kid Acne: The brief we were given this year was ‘Heritage’. I was thinking about our current place within the timeline of history and how we’ve arrived at where we are today. I was also thinking about my own role within the narrative of Graffiti and Street Art and where my work fits into the bigger picture of this huge, international movement. I have painted a slogan that reads HERE WE ARE. In the context of the exhibition, both the artist and audience have undoubtedly taken different routes in life, yet for this brief moment, we have come together and arrived at the same point within this physical space, so HERE WE ARE (but how did we get here?). For me, it is also about acknowledging the present moment as well as whatever life throws at us, all the nonsense in the world that we can’t control – “Well, here we are. So, I guess we had better make the most of it!”. The artwork will last for 1 month before it is painted over. It’s ephemeral. I like that. It makes it more special somehow. 

Sam3: It’s a video I did when I was living in Rome for a while, the video justifies itself.

Motorefisico: For the Outdoor we have drawn something that could be confusing. Our work is called “Labirinto Semplice” (Easy Labyrinth”) and it’s a hallway where you can lose yourself. 

Scorpion Dagger: Landscapes, scenes of nature, interrupted.

Madame: I’m proposing a new way to interprete the michelangelo’s Pieta, with the light of my modern culture. Just a way to create dialogue between past and present, as i usually do in my work.

What do you see in the future? 

Kid Acne: I have no idea what the future holds, but I hope it involves more projects like, where people are brought together in real life, rather than just through social media. The internet is a fantastic tool and has lots of positives in terms of connecting us, but has a lot of negatives too. I don’t think it’s good to be experiencing so much of life through tiny screens with preordained algorithms. From a creative perspective, I plan to continue exploring the ideas currently present in my work – the slogans, the architectural studies and the female warriors (known as Stabby Women). I’m also working on a new Kid Acne music project. Don’t call it a comeback! 

Sam3: Human bones. 

Motorefisico: In an hour we’ll be at lunch. It’s difficult to see further. 

Scorpion Dagger: I’m an optimist, so I see things, on a whole, getting better; Even Though, oftentimes, it doesn’t feel that way.

Madame: I love the surprises!

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Collater.al Moodboard – Comics

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Tommaso Berra · 3 weeks ago · Photography

Collater.al Moodboard is an inspirational collection of images with no line of continuity or coherence. Each week a theme is tackled through design objects, images from movies, books, works of art and more generally any cultural stimulus received by the editorial staff of Collater.al.

Chapter 45: Comics, a moodboard to be read from left to right or right to left.

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Tonje Thilesen’s photos tell the story of Oslo and Brooklyn

Tonje Thilesen’s photos tell the story of Oslo and Brooklyn

Tommaso Berra · 3 weeks ago · Photography

Tonje Thilesen was born in 1991 in Oslo, Norway, later moved to Berlin and now looks at the world through his camera from Brooklyn, New York. The change of landscape he has seen throughout his life is a key to his shots, and to the variety of subjects immortalised.
The city as seen through Thilesen’s eyes is populated by animals, which almost always seem to be free and uncatchable, but there is also a study of the human figure, its plasticity and its movements in physical space. The light reaches the subjects either uniformly or through defined beams, the same beams that can filter through trees or between buildings.

Tonje Thilesen’s subjects very often seem to almost glow, there are small flashes that create points of light, like those by which we might be dazzled in front of an expanse of snow for example.
Close-ups are one of the photographer’s favourite cuts, this is because his approach to photography was born out of the need to analyse reality, to study it during his years in Norway and then more consistently in Germany, when Tonje followed the protagonists of the city’s music scene.

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Brett Lloyd’s photos are a reflection on Naples

Brett Lloyd’s photos are a reflection on Naples

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

On his way to join a friend in Sorrento, Brett Lloyd misses his last connection to the Amalfi Coast and finds himself alone in Naples at night. The English photographer left his ID in Rome, and without the possibility of finding a hotel for the night, he starts wandering the city’s alleys until dawn, falling in love with what will become his home, both physical and artistic, for the next 12 years.
Brett Lloyd’s bond with Naples is intense and emotional; the people and the classicism of the landscapes have inspired the photographer’s work for more than a decade, now collected in a new book published by Mörel Books and entitled “Napoli Napoli Napoli”, presented in Paris on 10 November and now the focus of an exhibition in Milan on the 16th at Spazio Maiocchi.

The 135 shots contained within the book recount a day in Naples, from dawn to dusk, staging the popular theatre that is the city at the foot of Vesuvius. Lloyd reflects on classicism and the power of the sea, an element at the centre of many shots and the lives of the often very young people portrayed by the artist.
The story of ‘Napoli Napoli’ is a patient work, running through four summers, the unit of measurement for defining the passing of time when one is young and carefree. it is precisely with these people that Brett has woven relationships over the years through shared glances and emotions, overcoming an initial language barrier that never seems to emerge in the photos. the harmony between the photographic lens and the subjects is total, the eyes and rosaries point straight at the lens, while the sea continues its perpetual motion.

Brett Lloyd | Collater.al
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