Details: WOOL – Covilhã Urban Art Festival, that merged in 2011 in Covilhã, for various reasons beyond our control, didn’t get more support or funding for a second edition, so obviously we searched for other geographies, new projects and new formats.
The first place that welcome us was LXFactory in Lisbon (as Rua Rodrigues Faria, 103 – www.lxfactory.com), undeniably the most creative and artistic center of the capital, which was installed in an old flourmill and later printer industry, a place filled with old and gray facades.
For the 6th edition of WOOL ON TOUR we decided to once again launch the 'call for artists', to give space and teh opportunity to all artists show their work. The chosen proposal was the one presented by Andreea Druga from Romania, and studying in the city of Lisbon. She built a huge thread installation.
Biography: Deco Geometric is a family start-up based in a small village in Romania. All four family members are involved in the process and make artworks. We participated to several exhibitions and fairs in Romania and Paris. In Lisbon we experimented for the first time a thread installation using our string art technique on a bigger scale.
Andreea Druga is a junior architect and worked with threads and colours for the past 7 years. She studied architecture in Bucharest, Brussels and Paris. She did several internships in architecture and design in Romania, Brussels, Paris and Rotterdam, among them for Christian de Portzamparc and Donis Architecture. She is passionate about graphic design, infographics, alternative education and photography. She currently lives and works in Lisbon.