jungle fever, poster

A series of evolving posters

unlimited edition

Each poster consists of close-up photographs of travel advertising from THE GUARDIAN and THE EVENING STANDARD newspapers, complemented with comments made by participants to the project.

The three posters are being re-photographed at each destination, and subsequently further participants’ words are added as further captions. Like a palimpsest, traces of earlier versions remain visible. So far there are 3 variations.

(inkjet or laserprint) of them in various sizes (A3 to A0, up to banner) are displayed at each JUNGLE FEVER destination.

JUNGLE FEVER (wish you were here)

was initiated in 2011, originally as an attempt to reclaim Leisure and Tourism, by subverting the strategies of their consumption for collective explorations of personal borders, as if they were exotic or unchartered territory. The  project has evolved in response to what fellow junglers contributed along the way. It was thought that perhaps it is not just Tourism that needs to be reclaimed, since hand in hand, the media and the global economy have transformed the world into a glossy attraction, and its inhabitants into tourists and consumers.

It is inspired by Rober Filliou insightful words: “ Leisure will have an important role in society. .. The role of the artist is to promote the creative use of leisure and creativity as a way of life, but also as a weapon against  alienation” (Teaching and learning as performing art, 1970.)