MITO ELIAS

‘SATISfashion’

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GUIDED WALK
SHELTER FROM THE STORM
August 10th @ 6pm

SITE LOCATION
VU at Metro West
138 Nicholson St
Footscray

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

The SATISfashion installation project seeks to honor the beauty and the journey of African textiles, highlighting its symbolic and multicultural power. Most of the African fabrics traded in Australia were designed in the Netherlands, printed in Indonesia and market for African consumption.

O projecto-instalação SATISfashion, procura homenagear a beleza e a jornada dos tecidos Africanos, destacando o seu poder simbólico e multi-cultural. A maioria dos tecidos Africanos comercializados na Austrália foram projectados na Holanda, impressos na Indonésia, cujo destino é o mercado Africano.

BIO

Mito Elias – Born in Santiago, Cape Verde, studied art in Arco – Lisbon between 1989 and 1992. He has lived and worked in the diaspora since 1989, developing an original imagery language consisting of the search for Creole oral traditions and tales, a symbiotic style between wash, writing and multimedia, he has thus named as Mare Calamus. Since 1983 Mito Elias has regularly presented his exhibits, work drawn, painted, written or video-graphed, travelling to all corners of the world. He lives in Melbourne since 2013, working as a independent artist and Visual Arts Tutor at FCAC.