Cotton t-shirt by Más Arte Más Acción (MAMA)
Tree trunk motif with tractor harvester.
Bark beetles (Scolytinae) are named after their habit of feeding the inner layer of tree (phloem). This bug species is also known to leave significant trails carved into the tree’s phloem by female beetles and their larvae.
This t-shirt is using those beautiful and enigmatic trails as a way to evoke the relation- ships between the grassroots organisations, artists, and cultural initiatives which MAMA has developed an ecosystem for.
Lumbung Kios are exhibiting in Economics the Blockbuster as part of Manchester International Festival. They are a global network of artists forging a self-driven, sustainable economic model for selling their work, and provide merchandise with a purpose.