Through our youth project Transformers, we have worked with a number of great artists and performers both locally and internationally in music, art, dance, photography and food. Based at Heimdal VGS we have become acquainted with young people from all over the world who give the teachers inspiration and input for new projects. We wanted to explore the concept of transformation – to change from one thing to another, and use street art as art form.
Street art is like the rap in the art world – a way to present injustice, abuse, political opinions, uniqueness, and identity in the public space without being afraid of reprisals and censorship. But also a way to make the surroundings beautiful and unique for everyone who lives around them.
The goal was to gather artists and pupils during the Transform Festival and create images together. It quickly became apparent that 2021 was still not the year for international travel. Despite this six artists from India, Iran, Palestine, Senegal and Mexico have interpreted the term TRANSFORMATION and shipped us their contributions. We will exhibit them at the festival, and we hope many take their time to stop by the exhibition. It will be in one of the empty shops in Midtbyen – you will understand where when you see it.