My Career as a Coloring Book Artist

I spent Thursday through Saturday at the G! Festival, in Gøta.  I could go on and on about Nordic musicians enfolded in mist on a North Atlantic beach, but that is outside the scope of both this blog and my writing abilities.

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I got to be at G! by helping out with Watch That Film, a series of screenings of Faroese music videos, experimental films from the Orkney Islands, Faroese short films, a new silent film by Faroese musician Teitur, a documentary about the metal band Hamferð, and Barnafilmar–four short animated films screened for children.  The “opening act” for Watch That Film was Read That Book–readings by Faroese authors/poets.  Everything took place in a barn converted into a lounge for the occasion:

My official job title was “Minion”, which mostly meant some schlepping and some driving; however, I also created coloring pages for Barnafilmar.  Children in the audience voted for best of the four children’s films by selecting a coloring page for their favorite.  Rabbit and Deer, an exploration of friendship and the metaphysics of 2-D versus 3-D, won.  We set out markers and children colored the pictures (or created their own on the reverse) and entered them in a drawing for a mobile phone.  The much-improved-by-coloring pictures will be displayed on familjan.fo.

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Rabbit and Deer, directed by Peter Vácz

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Ormie, directed by Rob Silvestri

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Much Better Now, directed by Phillip Camarella and Simon Griesser

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Premier Automne, directed by Carlos de Cavalho and Aude Danset

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Collecting the finished artworks.

During my spare moments, I also found myself creating small sculptures out of masking tape.

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4 responses to “My Career as a Coloring Book Artist

  1. Are those your b&w drawings?

  2. How cool! A chance for others to enjoy your work…presumably inexpensively. I haven’t been to the co-op since you left. Just wouldn’t be the same.

  3. Pingback: Barnafilmar 2013: Vinnarar - FAMILJAN.FO

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