Here I will show you the satin rifle I made, of which you could see a work-in-progress photo a couple blog posts earlier.
Some text from the press release:
The Kalashnikov is an iconic weapon. The silhouette is very recognizable, particularly due to the curved
magazine at the bottom. The efficiency and the ability to use it in almost all circumstances, makes the AK 47
a global symbol. Images abound from child soldiers to freedom fighters parading and posing for photos with
this machine gun. It has found its way onto flags and tattoos. Through its recognition, the image also serves
as a symbol against the established order. Time for reflection and discussion. How does an artist deal this
Stef Fridael, Anthony Kleinepier, GTVR, Victor Sonna, Joshua Rutgers, Lody van Dulken, Daniel Wechsler,
Nick J. Swarth, Sjoerd van Lankveld, Goof Salimans, Rient van Tiggelaar, Freek M. Willems, Lucia
Sotnikova, Imke Brunzema, Fieke van Berkom, Jordy Koevoets, Yosvany Malagon, Jan Willem Campmans,
Daniel Djamo, David Marszewski, Joseph Huot, Erik Vermeulen, Paul Verwilligen, Munne, Luk Sponselee,
Dennis Voorkennis, Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert, Art van Triest, Joyce Overheul, Sierk van Meeuwen,
Tom Velthuis, Toos Nijssen, Grafische Ongehoorzaamheid and Klaus Pinter
Official Opening: Friday 29th of May 2015, starting at 20hr.
Exhibition: 30th of May-12th of July 2015
Opening hours: Sat/Sun/Wed 13-17hr, or schedule an appointment via email@example.com
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/384973805038440/
…headaches, backaches, any possible aches… long days, short nights…. (and ugly photoshop, as you can see above.)
But the new sculptural piece for the AK47 exhibition is ALMOST finished! Whoohoo!
It’s going to be an extended, kinda over the top version of the Walther Plush5 I made in 2013 for Festival de Basis in Soesterberg (NL). The Kalashnikov-themed exhibiition will be held at Artspace Flipside, Eindhoven (NL), opening on the 29th of May.
Yesterday I almost tore the entire thing apart when I started to stuff it, which brought me on the verge of a mental breakdown, but luckily it didn’t come this far… The pink satin is a real bitch to work with, but it’s going to look very pretty in the end! The rifle is stuffed with roasted sesame seeds (don’t ask..).
Sad, depressed rifle.