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FAMILIARITIES at FABRICA FEATURE LISBOA
9 May, 2006

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Fabrica Features Lisboa celebrates the new season with
FAMILIARITIES
a colorful collection of shapeless puppets handmade by young Fabrica designer Miren Marañón.

As Miren entered that huge textile storage space, she immediately felt she had to do something to rescue that big amount of fabrics from oblivion, allowing them to become new ideas, concepts and characters and to breathe a new life. Through a process of combination and experimentation, she created a family of different dolls, each of them with a special and unique personality and made of different kinds of fabrics: rugged, printed, colorful, bright, ugly, transparent, thick or delicate. Besides reminding us of our childhood, when our aesthetic sense and imagination were completely free of rules and preconceived notions, these little dolls also speak of affection and underline the importance and the value of artisanship. A new family of fancy creatures stimulating our imagination and making us appreciate the beauty and fascination of unusual things.

ILLUSTRATIONS WITH STORIES

Based on illustrations made by Miren Marañón, Juliana Loh
a Fabricante of the Writing Department was inspired to create wild stories on the life of these puppets.
(At the end you have the pdf file for Download)

VIDEO

This video has been made for the Familiarities exhibition. The concept was to present the puppets not as static objects, but as real creatures, interacting with their creator. They are alive, they have their own stories. This provides the people that take them home with a familiarity and knowledge of where they come from, at the same time the exhibition becomes more dynamic.
(At the end you have the file to Download)

EXHIBITIONS

“Familiarities”
April 26th – June 1st, 2006
Opening:Wednesday, April 26th at 5:00 p.m.

FABRICA FEATURES LISBOA
Rua Garrett, 83
4°piso, 1200-203 Lisbon
Tel: +351 21 3256765

“Familiarities”
May 19th – June 29st, 2006
Opening:Friday, May 19th at 5:00 p.m.

FABRICA FEATURES BOLONIA
Via Rizzoli, 8 - Bologna
Tel: +39 051 271165

“Familiarities”
September 29th – Octover 28st, 2006
Opening:Friday, September 29th at 6:00 p.m

FABRICA FEATURES PARIS
c/o Artès, 135 rue Saint Martin,75004 Paris


What is FAB?
Fabrica Features is a network of cultural and commercial spaces open in Lisbon, Paris, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Bologna and Montecatini, where one-person shows, exhibits of local artists, concerts, video projections, live performances, workshops and lectures become key opportunities for gathering together.

Within Fabrica Features there is also room for different cultural “products” which define modern life: cds, books, videos, international art and design magazines and design objects created by Fabrica or selected across the world. These objects become a real gallery of modern art, which is no longer just an object to look at, but a concrete product that is both useful and accessible to visitors.

For further information:
Angela Quintavale




Files for Download:
ilustrate story (historia ilustrada1.pdf - 2203.824 kb)