This weekend the IBUg is going to the next round! For the 9th time this unique festival transforms an industrial wasteland into a synthesis of the arts. Started 2006 by Tasso (Maclaim Crew) as a small and unofficial graffiti meeting in Meerane the project became a festival of international renown over the years, featuring artists from all over the world, fascinating art pieces, a colorful program and an unique atmosphere. In 2014 IBUg festival is taking place in Crimmitschau, the “city of a hundred chimneys”, for the first time – and this simultaneously in two locations: the former brothers Pfau cloth mill and the nearby area around Schützenplatz!
Since last Friday more than 80 artists – creative folks of the steady growing IBUg-family – will transform both locations into a total artwork by graffiti, paste ups, impressive murals, detailed illustrations, spectacular installations and multimedia projections within a one-week creative phase. There will be Zone56 (Glauchau), Flamat (Leipzig), Threehouse (Leipzig), HiFi (Dortmund), Quintessenz (Berlin) or Loomit (München) and international guests like Faunagraphic and Rocket (Great Britain), Amin (France), Duncan Passmore (Ireland), Pinche (Spain), Key Detail (Belarus), Akuma und Digo (Brasil), Alaniz (Argentina) or Benuz (Mexico), to just name a few.
The results of their work is gonna be displayed from Friday the 29th till Sunday the 31st of August as part of a festival called “IBUg fabric + leather“. The extensive program furthermore includes guided tours of the IBUg area and the historical production facilities of the west saxonian textile industry that not just shows multifaceted, high-standard art, but also let the visitors explore more than 130 years of industrial history. On Saturday numerous lectures about „street culture and creative industries” are given by taking the example of tree creative enterprises. The following Sunday experts discuss the question of „How do we want to live and work?“. Besides that the festival-weekend comes up with the exhibition “IBArt” of various artist´s artworks, movies, an art market, chillout area and a silkscreen printing workshop. Of course there´ll be the traditional IBUg-party – which is going down twice this year! Acts like DJ Marc Hype (Dusty Donuts, MPM Rec, Berlin), Franz! (Muna, Paracou, Thurania), Iknaz and Bear With Me (Das Konglomerat, Weimar), Beppo S. & Peter B. (Staubsound, Leipzig), Jahmica & die Obskuriosen (Zwangsvulgaristen, Leipzig) or DJ Sir Mole (Dresden) gonna be live on stage and will certainly inflame the mood to the boiling point.
ALL PHOTOS – CONNY HEIMER