When I was asked to join in on the group exhibition "Aerosol Symphonies II" by the GO Gallery in Amsterdam I did not hesitate to say yes.
"Aerosol Symphonies I" was a succes the year before and I created the artwork together with my husband (graphic designer Ludwig Geerman) and street-artist/street-poet Laser3.14 and painter L'estoir.
The artwork for Aerosol Symphonies I" was inspired by the the pied piper, where floating aerosol cans followed the pied piper who was walking about with his violin under a bridge of some sort with Laser3.14's graffiti in the background.
I was also responsible for the artwork of "Aerosol Symphonies II" for which I was inspired by the clash of classical music and contemporary music.
To add to the street art aspect of the exhibitions I teamed up with Laser3.14 once more and he designed a coat with his texts on it and I asked the owners of the GO Gallery to be part of the photo and also a friend of Laser3.14. They happily agreed!
I am also part of the composition, can you find me in it?
At first Ludwig and I started brainstorming. Sketching and throwing ideas around like we usually do until we have an idea that clicks.
As we presented the idea to the owners of the Go Gallery they were very enthusiastic!
Which meant that we could go and create it.
On a Sunday we had a photo studio booked and at first we discussed the roles and what we expected from everyone.
After that; Ludwig and I set up the lights and the camera and I photographed each person separately.
Everyone had to wear the coat that Laser3.14 had designed.
We had a trumpet, a saxophone, and a violin that needed to be held by three of the characters in the photo.
We also wanted a boombox to float in the air, as a symbol of contemporary music.
After everyone was photographed it was time to get to work digitally.
Ludwig worked on the completion of the artwork and when the composition was made and ready, the Go Gallery had it printed as flyers and we printed it as an XXL art piece and it has been displayed in the window of the Go Gallery, which is a pretty big deal!
The "Aerosol Symphonies II" exhibition was a big succes and a lot of people showed up at the opening of the show!
25 artists from the world of street art had let themselves be inspired by a piece of classical music. This music, its origin and the story was then thoroughly studied. The artists then composed an artwork of their own, through the inspiration from the piece of classical music.
Finnish singer and violinist Mirella Pirskanen, gave a special performance during the opening.
We gave the artwork the title "The Battle"