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Welcome to the weird side of things

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“Do not shake the tablecloth out during the night ”, “Do not sew the cloth while wearing it, you sew your luck”, “Do not chew a gum during the night, because you chew the bones of the dead”...
These are some of the thousands phrases of prejudice and superstitions that were created by the early man. Guided  by his ignorance and his fears, by the need to explain weather conditions and nature that surrounded him. He had to give answers so as to get along with everyday life and with all the inexplicable events he was experiencing.
Numerous prejudice and superstitions were created by fear of death. At the dead man’s house, mirrors are covered with cloths in order to protect his soul not to be “captured” by the mirror and gettrapped in it. Once you hear that the hearse passing by, you should stand up or else there is the fear of you getting grasped by the dead...  In some areas, when the dead man gets out of the door they break a glass with water, for it is believed that the soul does not pas…

WHISTLE project: the beginning

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The idea behind WHISTLE project was born thanks to a film with the same title! And it all started with a question. What if? What if we (the visual artists) could tell a story not following one person's vision/rule but rather combining all of our visions into one narrative. Take cinema for example. A visual art that is based on collaboration. It takes a lot of people to work together in order to tell a cinematic story, right? Is that "collaboration" always free?

Can each artist (illustrator, costume designer, performer, vfx artist, music composer etc...) express oneself freely in such "collaboration"? The answer most of the times is, not intiarly. You see, in the end, they all have to realize one person's vision. The director's, right? The same applies in other visual arts.
So, what would happen if we tried the other way around? Create one story, where all participants can add their personal vision/interpretation. A story, that represents many visual arts…