ABOUT THE VIDEO
Direction, Editing & Script: Frankie de Leonardis & Mich Micenmacher
All footage was taken from the Internet.
Exhibition: The Souvenir Effect. Travel fetishes, beyond the clichés
Organisation: Disseny Hub Barcelona (DHUB)
Curator: Oscar Guayabero
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Who hasn’t, at some time, bought a holiday souvenir as a gift for a friend or as an eternal reminder of a memorable trip – a monument in miniature, a T-shirt or a mug. From 15 July to 13 December 2009, Disseny Hub Barcelona (DHUB) is hosting the exhibition, “Souvenir Effect”, devoted to such kitsch objects, those perennial must-haves of any trip, steeped in the territory of nostalgia.
Curated by Òscar Guayabero, this show plunges into the history of the souvenir, having dipped into various museums around the world in search of both the “pastiest” and “coolest” metasouvenir, and commissioned five Spanish design teams to draw souvenirs of imaginary places. Can you help but smile if you see yourself reflected in them?
«Souvenir Effect» winds up the programme, «Tourism. Fiction Spaces» — a look at the world of tourism planning, projection and design — which DHUB has been staging since last December 2008.
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