Work in progress with Jorge Pozo Soriano

We all know how hard it is to find someone you can actually work with. Jorge Pozo Soriano is a talented writer, who has found some great companions through his live. Now, ClangDesign is absolutely delighted of having started this great collaboration with him.

As you may know, we love to collaborate and get involved in amazing and exiting creative journeys. And this is one of those “one in a life time trip”. We are still working hard to get where we want, but for sure, we know we have a great idea, a talented team, so it´s up to you and all the people that see our stories and comics to make this project really possible!

 

THE STORY

Life is about love. And so love is the main topic in these three stories. But as you may know from life, there are many types of love and all should be respected and enjoyed fully.  At least that is what we #clangartist think!

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THE ARTISTS

As a writer, Jorge is writing all day every day. Follow his blog and find out more about him and his daily adventures in London : http://jorgepozosoriano.com/2015/02/20/la-persona-adecuada-the-right-person/

 

Alicia Roy takes this time care of the illustrations. If you are curious to find out more about her work you can see some projects here.

We will keep all of you posted with more illustrations and stories!

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You Are Here 2014 #Kilburn

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Artists include: Eleni Bagaki, Ting-Ting Cheng, Mahana Delacour, Diego Delas, Marine Guichard, Jana Koelmel, Lucie Kordacova, Vesta Kroese, Chloë Morley, Thomas Owen, Anastasia Papaeleftheriadou, Joe Rogers, Alicia Roy, Mark Tamer and  Yunsun Jung. 

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#MileLongHopscotch

What a lovely Saturday!!! The sun shined, the weather was perfect and we had a mile long hopscotch to jump around at Mile End Road. What else could we ask for?

Much more! The #MileLongHopscotch Event was packed with cool activities from painting the road, to playing football. All kids and parents were welcome to join and be part of the fun-day playing, laughing and sharing impressions!

ClangDesign collaborated with Old School Room animating British Street. We painted a big wood board with all the kids that passed by generating the coolest wall of all times! Some of our tiny artists signed the board, others preferred to keep their names secret. But all contributed with passion and a big smile. Our final intention was to create one piece, one final object with the help and support of the community. We can say it was an incredible success, because we manage to make something together as a community!

 

For us, Old School Room and ClangDesign this is what this day was about. #MileLongHopscotch was an excuse to meet the community and make them know that we are here. We want to be here and will keep doing free activities for them, so we can all engage and make  our community become a FAMILY!

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“Go For Goal”…designing the set

L1120497We are already in july and the school year is finishing. Therefore many schools have activities to celebrate the final weeks with the students and their families: all kind of shows, plays and creative expressions take place now in schools. #ClangDesign has been part of a very special one: Michael Faraday Primary School’s Play.

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The building itself is worth a visit! What a beautiful shape! The colours and shapes mixed with the amazing handcrafts the kids have been doing the year through: each class-room looks brighter, funnier and more alive than the other. Robots, trees, portraits, flags…. a delightful overload of colours.

 

This year Michael Faraday Primary School has been working on the “Go For Goal” Junior Script by Gawen Robinson. The script talks about the World Cup and generates a one-hour play, which pushes the audience back- and forward in time. The play starts with energetic drums and Brazilian instruments to welcome the audience: “We are in Rio now”. And for next one hour the rhythm and music makes you feel like in a “sambadrome” if it wasn’t for the perfect british accent that makes you realise you are sitting in a school in Elephant and Castle. Some flashbacks bring history and anecdotes to the action, which also gives value to family and the relationship between grandfathers and grandsons, as well as between brothers, sisters and people no matter where they come from. England and Brazil come together through the two main characters: a Brazilian boy and an English girl. Both want to play for their teams in the future, always under the slogan “follow your dreams” they dance, sing and laugh for us. The Maracaná stadium in Rio de Janeiro is  the main scenario where all those diverse characters come together to teach the most powerful and essential lesson we can learn: if we work together as a team, we can achieve new aims more easily. Putting together our skills we can change our world into a better place.

 

 

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Building a City

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This project is absolutely incredible. It’s about London, its architecture and how kids see the buildings around them. It ‘s actually a workshop that makes kids become interested in art and architecture, in building and imagining. The Hotel Elephant Gallery in Elephant and Castle hosted this impressive workshop with the artist Reuben Powell. The input and passion coming from both, the gallery and the artist was inspiring.

 

We have been helping for 2 weeks, delivering with other young artists the workshops and helping schools from the area to build a city out of cardboard. The process was very inspiring, working for various sessions with the same kids and having time to teach them and learn from them. Creating and making those 1 meter tall construction from scratch was sometimes a challenge, but we had fun. And that is what this activity was about: enjoying and creating using our skills and transferring them to Art.

http://www.hotelelephant.co.uk/334/

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Immense Phyllida Barlow

Phyllida Barlow’s mega-sculpture-installation makes the trip to visit the Tate Britain even more obligatory. When you step in you suddenly need to stay still and look around. As a spectator it’s the same natural reaction when getting inside of a cathedral: stand, look and breath.

 

‘I hope to arouse curiosity about sculpture,’ Phyllida Barlow

 

After the first strong image, I felt curious to walk through space to look into closer detail and to discover some kind of hidden minimal aspect behind this immense sculpture that invades space. Shape, colour and texture make the walk through the columns a delightful dance. You feel small and at the same time, you have an intimate moment like you where sneaking behind the scenes of a theatre.

Obviously the sculpture becomes part of the architecture as it uses space. You can see Barlow’s essence, the fullness of her ideas and the passion that drives her to create a so fantastic and embracing piece.The use of colour and texture, putting the objects and shapes in space, generating a 360 degrees installation that will surprise the audience.

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“It is more to raise an issue about what sculpture is for me, and I hope that might communicate itself to an audience. It’s a strange medium in that it takes up space, it takes up our space. It brings things into the world, and there is already too much stuff in the world. So it’s kind of absurd, and its absurdity is what I find fascinating. So perhaps it will mean that people will have to walk around it. I hope that will arouse curiosity about sculpture, about what it is and why it is what it is.”

 

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