These shacks were there to challenge the average person who has never seen this side of life..to challenge those who criticise them..and they sort of gave a voice to the poor who live in them..It forced me to realise that there are always two sides to everything and that I need to always give a wholistic approach to each situation..was quite touched..
This is the sight that greeted my eyes when I first got to the festival..You have to admit it looks like a pile of rubbish that doesn invite a second look or thought..We were priviledged to meet Heath Nash who was one of the faces of Infecting the city..He among other artists were transforming the piles of rubbish into artwork.
Unfortunately most of the passersby seemed interested in the the music only..They were not very into the art.. If I were to judge the festival's impact on the city from my time there, I would say it was limited..but of course I did not attend the festival everyday so I cannnot give an accurate estimate..However according to other sources such as Mahala, the festival was a sucess as it brought people from all walks of life together.
If I had been invited a s a perfoming artist I would have probably contributed to the musical talent on display...I would have composed and sung songs which blend in with the theme. I would have also had live interviews with people such as the ones on the recieving end of the housing scheme. These would have been running throughout the festival.
|I find this particular picture amzing because it feels like you are actualy in the room when you look at it..Its very well done.|