Phurpa (RUS) – Primaverasound Festival 2017
PHURPA is a russian group led by contemporary artist Alexei Tegin, who is celebrating the tradition of so called “Bon”.
When I saw them for the first time at legendary “Le Guess Who?-Festival! in Utrecht last year, it was kind of strange.
I came into the room when they had already started their ritual – with lots of people lying around on supersize pillows and in total silence.
They burned something on stage, what led to a big amount of smoke, entering their black cowls.
It already seemd their brains were melting when the smoke comes out of the thin net that surrounded their peaked hats.
A visual impact, that I used later for this poster too.
For me, coming straight from my poster booth, not knowing what to expect, it was sort of “too much”.
But I decided to stay for a while and now I am glad I did.
Their performance is really intense but when you calm down a little bit, it really get`s you.
4 color screenprint
250 g recycled paper
Limited edition of 35
Some few A/P edition in other colors
size: 35 x50 cm
Handpulled at “The Bicycle Press”