- Vienna / Gartenbaukino / Main Stage
- Hamburg / Millerntor Stadion / Main Stage
Vermibus – Art or Activism
Vermibus is a Spanish contemporary artist who uses the public space as a channel to criticize, in an innovative way, the aesthetic value of the consumer society and its cruel dehumanization which takes away a person’s identity to replace it by the one of the brand. Vermibus collects advertising posters from the streets and use them in his studio as the base material for his work. Using solvent, he brushes away the faces and flesh of the models appearing in the posters as well as brand logos. Once the transformation is complete, he reintroduces the adverts back into their original context, hijacking the publicity, and its purpose.
In his conference, Vermibus will be talking about his work as an artist and public space activist in first person.
Pics by Thomas von Wittich