A few weeks ago, OFFF Festival took place in Barcelona from 4-6 June. The art and design festival was held inside the DHUB building, located next to the well-known AGBAR tower.
(OFFF entrance by Jm Joseph)
Our Barcelona reporter, Victoria, attended the event and shared with us some inspiring highlights from the conference. We were happy to discover that two s[edition] artists were on the list of speakers: Jill Greenberg and Sougwen Chung.
(Jill Greenberg by Jm Joseph)
Jill Greenberg presented her unique portraits and spoke about how artists need to change and constantly evolve. Find out more about Jill on her s[edition] profile page.
American artist and illustrator Pat Perry spoke about his travels as a source of inspiration for his work.“I’m interested in people who are not perfect, but transparent”, Perry said. “If you’re lucky enough to have two legs, you should go more often to the country, climb a mountain, etc. If you don’t do that, it would be disrespectful to those who are not able to.”
(David O’Reilly by Jm Joseph)
Irish animator David O’Reilly captured the crowd’s attention during his entire presentation; with a group so large that some people had to sit on the floor. The artist showed excerpts from his animation videos which demonstrated his witty sense of humor.
(Sougwen Chung by Jm Joseph)
New York based artist Sougwen Chung presented her beautiful creations influenced by her musical background. She spoke about her childhood when her parents gave her a violin and how music is an inspiration to her art. Sougwen has recently joined s[edition] and you can find one of her audiovisual artworks Cardia in an edition of 200.
OFFF Festival set the bar high for its next edition, which has been announced for May 2014, once again in Barcelona.