being the least collaborative person i know, im not much into collaborations, not even if i’m not involved.
it happens quite often though, that artists meet each other here and want to do shit togheter. for how guilty i can feel, i cant help it and i always do my best to sweetly sabotage it
there was nothing i could do with Brad Downey and Akay though, other then an exception. they’re so twisted in what they both do, that when they’re togheter it doesnt even look like a collaboration, it’s just a powerful combo and they’re always ready to fuck with everything around.
the pasta curtain above as all the pieces below, were made and filmed in just 6 days
this video was shot in the city centre, by the time everything was set up there was a pretty impressive crowd watching, i didnt bother asking then but i hope they enjoyed it as much as we did.
then we moved downtwon to delete some ugly cars
and play with found objects in these narrow little alleys
“brakay” was another nice twist to FAME festival routine. i’ve been asked from people in town what these new two artists do, i tried to explain, providing examples and stories, and when they finally saw the pieces they did here, most of the times the same people would come up with a smile and simply ask : why ?
i couldnt really give an answer if not: just because! or “why not?” or even “to make you smile”
now that im supposed to write something to go with these pictures, i’d say that to me, these pieces and actions reflect pretty faithfully the entire festival atmosphere and attitude. A bunch of kids playing freely with the context, for fun, improvising totally unnecessary things that will eventually look good or even have a meaning or a message.
the truth is that it just feels great to do what we really like to do, especially because we were never asked to do it and it wasnt supposed to be done at all
so you do your shit, somebody will point it out as illegal, some other will call it art, but after all, legality has never been fun and art is just so BORING when it’s so much “art” that it’s better to let others do the talking
we dont really give a fuck