Tenfingerz and Famous Artist Sebastian Berto

Live Arts & Hybrid Arts

Fast Fashun

In March 2019, as part of the Melbourne Fashion Festival, Tenfingerz and Famous Artist Sebastian Berto will be making FAST FASHUN!

An interactive, educational – DIY or DIE – fashion show!

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A tonne of clothing, otherwise destined for landfill, has been salvaged and a ‘Fast Fashun’ wonderland in a giant cube behind the Arts Centre is waiting for you to explore.

Designers, crafters and art makers are on hand to help you resurrect an ensemble and a runway show will happen every hour on the hour.

After 3 sell out events at VAMFF, Tenfingerz is joining forces with Famous Artist Sebastian Berto to bring to life this free to the public experience as part of the Arts Program.

We want to cover the production costs of such an endeavour and we are asking for your help!

Under the banner of the Melbourne Fashion Festival we have an incredible opportunity to use art as a tool for social change and get the message of the perils of fast fashion out to consumers who attend the festival.

However, runway shows don’t come cheap, even DIY ones. We have been funding these shows through ticket sales for years. In 2017, Tenfingerz received a small grant but since then we have not been able to secure funding and have consequently not been able to put on a show.

We don’t want to let institutions with money be the gatekeepers of when we make and showcase art. With the help of our community we want to continue to showcase underground queer art in the mainstream fashion festival context.

DIY OR DIE!

Our aim is to raise $5000.

This will cover:
Marketing $1500
Photography and video documentation $1000
Costumes $600
Sewing, craft and building materials $500
Truck hire $600 (to pick up/drop off opshop waste)
Tip fees $200 (for left over waste)
Fashion festival fee $100
Admin/Misc/Overheads $500

Anything over this will go towards more elaborate levels of art making… such as a live feed of the runway shows.

The end result will be an interactive and fun educational space where everyone, of all skill levels, feels welcome to participate and learn.

Local queer artists, Tenfingerz and Famous Artist Sebastian Berto, have been collaborating on projects for the past 4 years. Through visually impactful work and audience involvement, they aim to use their combined skillset to create art that is a tool for social change.

Sebastian works as a graphic designer, illustrator and art-therapist and has a BA in animation and Interactive Media. Seb has facilitated interactive art spaces at the NGV and their collaborative illustrative work has been featured on Melbourne’s Art Trams, as part of the Melbourne Festival, also taking out the People’s Choice Award.

Tenfingerz is a multi-disciplinary artist and creative producer with a focus on collaboration and community building through art-making and events.
She creates unique live-art experiences, inviting audience engagement through long-form immersive work, satire and social media content.

Tenfingerz’s work has included such accolades as performing with Spanish theatre company ‘Teatro de los Sentidos’ in the Melbourne Festival and directing 3 large scale live art events at VAMFF.

‘Continually setting higher standards for live art and fashion combined events.’
– The Fashion Advocate

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