OLIVEIRA DE AZEMÉIS
In July 2019, Mistaker Maker was invited to produce two public art interventions, integrated in the 2nd edition of the Festival dos Espantalhos (in english, ‘Scarecrow Festival’), which takes place every year in Oliveira de Azeméis.
To work on the theme of the glass industry, which is now almost extinct in this territory, but once was the main activity between the local community, we invited the spanish artist Manolo Mesa, who, helped by his brother Francisco Mesa and after researching on site, developed their proposal on a wall with over 300m2, located in one of the busiest areas of the city.
Aheneah was the second artist invited to develop an art intervention in public space.
'Hustle and Bustle' is a composition of 5 frames handmade (in the studio where the hundreds of scarecrows that you can find in the city are built), using 3.600m of wool and about 5.000 screws, installed in one of the most dynamic streets of Oliveira de Azeméis. These 5 panels complete a stop-motion animation of a running creature, conquering the city.
Thanks to AR is possible to interact with the installation by using the app @artivive.
Public Art Event
Oliveira de Azeméis City Council
curation, development and production
Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal
Manolo Mesa & Francisco Mesa (Spain) and Aheneah (Portugal)