MURAL PAINTING BY MUGA & GHOST
Muga and Ghost, aka Jeremy Ferrington and Joanne Faivre are a Swiss artists couple living in La Chaux-de-Fonds, who combine their styles in murals, creating a universe of their own. They have taken upon themselves the mission to go and paint frescoes in different parts of the world, drawing inspiration from local legends. Cultural exchange, artistic pilgrimage, these are the guide lines of Urban Odyssey. The sharing of the following video clips illustrates this colorful project.
VIDEO LANGUAGE: FR/ENG
South India is the first destination chosen by Muga and Ghost. It is in an authentic hood of Pondicherry that they found a wall and reinterpreted the history of Matsya, a god of the Hindu religion, who save the human race from the flood. To achieve this they immersed themselves in the daily life of local residents for ten days.
For the second fresco of the project, they decided on the city of Fez, cradle of Islam and the largest Medina in the world, where they spent nearly three weeks. The inspiration for their work comes from « The Bird Conference », of the Sufi poet « Farid-ud-Din Attar », with the hoopoe as the main character.
Muga and Ghost were motivated this time by the legend of David I, King of Scotland and a magic white deer « The White Hart”. The fresco was realised in a wasteland, not far from Edinburgh.
After a long trek in Mexico to find a wall, it was finally in Guanajuato that they executed their fresco, illustrating the story of the Quetzalcoatl feathered serpent god.