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Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Sustainable tourist attraction from scrap






Mutoids Romagna attraction to open with Vertigo Truth international  artists' creations


Entering Mutonia is like visiting another world. A world where everything is used, and very little wasted.


The Mutoids, an international, but largely British, group of artists and travelers, have created a new art tourism attraction sculpture park out of unwanted scrap in the heart of Italy.


Here you will find metal creatures, large and small, dotted everywhere. All made out of scrap bits and some are even moving motorized monsters. In particular created by SEE VIDEO of LRRY the Mutoid at Pennabilli Festival HERE


The sculpture park is located on the banks of the Marecchia River just outside the historic city of Santarcangelo di Romagna.


The site, a former gravel quarry, was offered to the travelling artists by the Lady Mayor of Santarcangelo after the Mutoids had performed at the Santarcangelo Festival of Contemporary arts in 1990.


Saved from eviction from the site they have occupied for nearly 25 years by a 12,000 name petition and the support of the local council, the Mutoid's site has now been rescheduled as a tourism attraction.





And it will open with a major international exhibition called 'Vertigo Truth'


Vertigo Truth is an installation by independent international artists and local guests at Mutonia Sculpture Park.


The collective says "The concept of Art and Truth resonates throughout history and philosophy"


"At Vertigo Truth, language, research and different techniques will take shape: flags, banners, tapestries will mark the territory; assemblage and theatres will take place. Visionary artists will install giant wallpaintings and collages on in large and small spaces; artistic totems will rise to protect those who live here and in the world."


The extraordinary installation will open at the Santarcangelo Street Theatre Festival 2015  - on 10 July and will remain in Mutonia during the summer.


Mutoid installations have taken place all over the world, from Berlin as the wall was falling http://www.mutatebritain.com/history/ through Cambodia, Japan, Barcelona and, of course, Glastonbury.





 


And this year San Marino, where Mutoid artists including  Sue E Cide, Debs Wrekon  and Lu Lupan  have created a real happening.


The UNESCO World Heritage site has been scattered with Mutoids large and small to astonish visitors, and the installation has been so successful it has been extended.


It all offers an exciting preview for Vertical Truth and the Santarcangelo Festival 2015


So the Mutoids march on, hopefully leading us all… to a more sustainable future.


Valere Tjolle


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