> Famed artist collective to expand into the region
> New office launch coincides with new Hungry Castle artwork debuting this summer in Australia
Barcelona-based artist collective Hungry Castle are to open a new office in Dubai in the United Arab
Emirates. Hungry Castle founders Dave Glass and Killian Cooper have teamed up with Simon Coates, an English artist living and working in Dubai, to bring their work to the Middle East region along withother corners of the globe.
Coates recently left his position as manager of the Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre (DUCTAC) where he programmed the likes of newly-appointed Daily Show TV show host Trevor Noah and award-winning British artist Jeremy Deller, as well as introducing an artwork commissioning series and curating the UAE’s first ever exhibition of sound art.
The launch of the new Middle East office coincides with the debut of a brand new Hungry Castle public artwork entitled Nicolas Cage In A Cage at July’s Splendour In the Grass music festival in Australia. Hungry Castle’s previous public artworks include Lionel Richie’s Head and Laser Cat. The enormous inflatable reproduction of the soul singer’s head was premiered at the Bestival music festival in the UK in 2013 and has since toured the world. Laser Cat is a seven-metre high model of a
cat’s head that projects artwork via lasers in its eyes. Earlier this year Laser Cat projected artwork onto New York’s Brooklyn Bridge and in Washington.
For Nicolas Cage In A Cage Hungry Castle arebuilding a giant inflatable cage that contains a giant reproduction of Nicolas Cage’s head. Participants will be invited into the cage to fight in whichever way they choose against Cage’s giant bouncing cranium.
Hungry Castle also have their own exclusive clothing line which is set to be launched in selected outlets throughout the Middle East later this year.
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