THE CAPAZ PROJECT
The Capaz Project is the second community project from OFundamentO (FNDMT) and is calling artists to make the mask as canvas, creating a new art statement.
Here at OFundamentO (FNDMT) we have been working hard to adjust our manufacturing network to the new challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has sped up the need for the industry to adapt and to use new technologies, and this is what we are looking for right now.
During the last weeks, we asked ourselves – how can we contribute to a solution? In a moment of crisis, don’t we just need art around us? The positive effect of something visually stimulating helps us to get through hard times.
And then it hit us – aren’t we just sitting in the middle of maker and manufacturing heaven, aka Porto, Portugal? Let’s produce a new canvas to the artists out there in this world – the mask!
We believe the mask is the new canvas, it’s a new way to make a statement. Even more so – it can become a collector’s item, an art piece!
The mask is your canvas!
After the successful Kickstarter campaign of The Knitting Project (the first community project of OFundamentO), we are launching The Capaz Project.
We want to show the role of Art in times of crisis, as a very powerful tool to overcome fear and insecurity towards the new reality. We are calling artists from all over the world to an experimental art project, creating an art piece version of the mask. More than protective gear, we want to create a statement, expressing ourselves artistically through this common use item.
International Call For Artists
Send us your creative ideas – it could be illustration, digital art, watercolour painting, or jewelry. Release your imagination and create with us an art statement through the masks.
In this first round, the OFundamentO (FNDMT) team will select between 3 to 5 art projects to be produced by our high-quality manufacturing partners in North Portugal. We will only produce a small number of these designs, turning them into a restricted series of collector’s items.
Your art piece will be part of a capsule collection, exclusively commercialized by Cru Loja, both online and at the physical store in Porto. As our previous community project, we are not aiming to be profitable here, the sales will be only to cover the production costs.
If you want to join us in this experimental project, let’s figure out together how to make an art statement through protective gear. The mask is your canvas!
[The first round is close. Stay tuned for the second call.]
The Capaz Project’s name is proudly inspired by the song “Maria Capaz” by Portuguese hip hop singer, Capicua.
Most frequent questions and answers
Yes, the art pieces are going to be sold exclusively at the online platform of our friends Cru Loja.
Yes! We’re currently working on the model for this; we’ll be discussing this closely with the selected artists.
The rights for each artwork are equally distributed between the artists and OFundamentO, in a system of co-creation.
The art piece based on the mask can have whatever shape your creativity desires! It doesn’t need to be in the classic shape as in the example. We can recreate the classic version, suggest new forms, use a face shield, it’s your call! Feel free to experiment.
Sustainable and Made in Europe
Our projects are always focused on promoting integration between artists and manufacturing in a creative and sustainable way. In terms of being truly sustainable, if you are creating something new, only use existing materials. That’s why we are going to develop together with the creators’ solutions that could contemplate only materials from our manufacturer’s stock. It could be fabrics, yarns, buttons, or whatever your creativity calls for. Even no material at all! The idea is not to have anything shipped from overseas to produce our art pieces.
Thank you so much to all the artists who submitted ideas for The Capaz Project! We are impressed with your ideas and enthusiasm to be part of our project!
Are you curious about the shortlisted artists? Here they are: