Monthly Archives: June 2009

Don’t Worry Mom, Public Intervention, 2009

While in Barcelona en route to an artists residency in Prague in 2009 I was introduced to two french film makers, JC Lacour and Clemente Bamelou of ProtoFono, by a gallerist I had shared my work with. They had been collaborating with visual artists were looking to continue a series of videos they were working on. During our initial meeting, at some point between beers, while walking up Las Ramblas we found a book full of temporary tattoo designs lost by a beach vendor who would draw these impermanent artworks on sunbathing tourists. Witin 24hrs of discovering this collection I worked to transform this book into a temporary intervention on the doors of a pre-school located in Plaza de Sant Felip Neri.

This video is the result of our time together and documents the creative process:

Tronic Tower, Pop-Up Poster Festival, Ancona ITA, 2009

Over 100 international artists submitted poster works to the 2nd edition of the Pop Up Poster Art Festival in Ancona Italy. Ancona is a port town on the Adriatic coast with a strong fishing history – the curator, Allegra Corbo has worked closely with local industry to transform and revitalize the port with contemporary art. A freestyle postering session was held in the Cooperativo Pescatori – a space still used by fishermen to repair damaged nets. It smelled like fish and was hard to avoid tripping on the nets as the inaugural event went on and the wine kept flowing.
My work makes structural reference to a light house and was positioned relative to a portrait of 3 female characters by Italian artist BR1.

Client: Pop Up Poster Festival
Materials: india ink on paper, pasted to wall