Influenced by the movie Mad Max and the popular Judge Dredd comics , they specialised in organising illegal parties in London throughout the s, driven at first by eclectic assortments of fringe music such as psychedelic rock and dub reggae , but then embracing the burgeoning acid house music movement by the late s. Some caravans, and, looking closer, huts camouflaged in the trees, subtle signs of human habitation. The local community has responded to their situation with ferocious support; the Mutoid must stay campaign has attracted media attention from all over Italy while we were there, a photographer from Rome arrived to take photos. Hulking, spray painted figures assembled from scrap metal. They also organise fire shows, acrobatic displays, amazing installations, travelling around Europe to perform in various festivals their UK arm recently performed at Glastonbury. This article needs additional citations for verification. One possibility is to designate Mutonia as a Site of Cultural Interest. The Mutoids are fairly hard to get hold of- no website, no public phone numbers.
This is why their normally low-key community is campaigning on such a large scale, desperate to preserve this place which serves as creative inspiration for its inhabitants. Described as “part street theatre, part art show and part traveling circus” in the LWT documentary South of Watford presented by Hugh Laurie. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Portuguese people demonstrate against austerity. Influenced by the movie Mad Max and the popular Judge Dredd comics , they specialised in organising illegal parties in London throughout the s, driven at first by eclectic assortments of fringe music such as psychedelic rock and dub reggae , but then embracing the burgeoning acid house music movement by the late s. Retrieved from ” https: Instead of leaving when the festival finished, the Mutoids stayed around.
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Many of the founders and the first to arrive no longer mutoie at the site, there are those who have returned to London and those who travelled on to Canada, Australia, South America, Germany or France.
Their campaign has gone as far as the region of Bologna, where officials are trying to find a solution which would enable them to stay.
We find Silvia chopping vegetables in an outdoor kitchen cum workshop. The Mutoids have been part of Santarcangelo life for years, but never before have they been so visible. It’s Not About Me! On another bench, a prehistoric looking cassette deck, a toolbox and some electrical equipment.
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Twenty years later, they are still here. The home of the Mutoids is a former mineral extraction site on the Marecchia river.
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The Republic of San Marino peeks through a gap in the the trees. A Mutoid fire show.
More likely they would not accept such a move, preferring to move on and take their chances somewhere else. Wandering around the pedestrianised centre, we saw the same poster in a bar, another shop, then mutodi.
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It was an enthusiastic decision. She told me that she had worked in an advertising agency for 8 years, but finally had to find an outlet for her creativity. In the early s the Mutoids moved to Santarcangelo di Romagnawhere they set up a scrap village called Mutonia and continued working, displaying and performing at squats and libertarian celebrations in the Emilia-Romagna region.
Flavio Perazzini, Elena Mattioli Editing assistant: In the Mutoid Waste Company was invited to the Festival of Santarcangelo for a special project which brought together artists, sculptors, builders and British, French, German and Italian travellers from a punk, cyber and post-industrial background. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible.
Since I come across many people who keep their creativity under wraps because they worry about earning enough to survive, I was curious whether she had any doubts before making the leap. They taught her acrobatic skills and she toured Europe with them, which was the beginning of her career as a circus trapeze artist. One possibility is to designate Mutonia as a Site of Cultural Interest.
Dave I understand the logic of most Italian customs, bu The Mutoid Waste Co. The Mutoids defy many of the stereotypes of counterculture communities: We sit down around the table and she tells us about the history of the Mutoid movement and how they came to settle in Santarcangelo.
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Iflm Wana-kam in Tamil language The pronounciation is What makes them special is that their work is made from waste products, things that have been discarded by the rest of us. Hulking, spray painted figures assembled from scrap metal. The Pro Mutoid Facebook page has reached 20, fans in just under a month.
Silvia admits to being surprised, because they have always managed to surmount such difficulties in the past. Silvia is from Milan, although many of the Mutoids are originally from the UK. The Mutoids are fairly hard to get hold of- no website, no public phone numbers. This page was last edited on 9 Februaryat They had a collection of scrap military vehicles, including a Russian MiG 21 fighter aircraft which ‘followed’ them around wherever they went, and a painted tank known as “the Pink Panzer”.
Gianluca Mattei Second assistant editor: They also organise fire shows, acrobatic displays, amazing installations, travelling around Europe to perform in various festivals their UK arm recently performed at Glastonbury.
Retrieved September 8, ZimmerFrei More information available at www. A scrap sculpture in the Mutoids’ outdoor workshop in Northern Italy. Lele Marcojanni Press agent: