Saturday, September 12, 2009

Aritmia Mediterranea

The 7th annual Aritmia Mediterranea festival is taking place this weekend in Molfetta. Its goal is to promote "music, art and all forms of creativity." The centerpiece of the event is always the murales painted by local graffiti artists.
This year's theme is "Pulsioni Sotterranee," which means "underground drives" or "desires." A "pulsione" is that which pushes you to do something.
Today's photos show some of the artists in action. I have to go back today to photograph the completed works.

The artists featured here are (from top to bottom): Pino, Pokè, Miste and Gigi. Some of them were willing to be identified by the name they sign their work with and others preferred to use their actual name. There are legal issues for them to consider, since their creative efforts are considered vandalism in certain cases.

7 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I think it is good to have areas where graffiti is allowed both to create an attraction, and hopefully to reduce the graffiti in other areas.

I wonder what happens to the graffiti in your photo after the festival is over. Does it stay up until the following year?

Vogon Poet said...

I like them when they're not painting the walls of my building...
Curious to see the completed works.

Greg Dimitriadis said...

I'd like to see the finished product too! It's impossible to tell if it's going to be nice yet.

Saretta said...

This year, the artists are painting on large panels that will be installed in a city government office on permanent display.

Tinsie said...

Fab photos! Can we see more displays please?

Hilda said...

It must be a relief for them to actually be legit this time. Like the others, I'm looking forward to seeing the completed works.

Virginia said...

Love the top photo. I'd hang that in my house......I think! HA
V