A black metal inspired art campaign to raise awareness of skin cancer.
Part of the ongoing "Rebel against Skin cancer" campaign by Spot the Dot.
Last year we started the campaign "Rebel against Skin cancer" in which we used street art and lots of loud music to start a conversation about the importance of prevention and detection of skin cancer. This year we felt the need for more rebellion and we asked 20 artists from all over the world to get inspired by the theme: Out of the Sun and Into the Dark. This is the story about a girl who is so sick of everyone complaining about how annoying sunscreen is and how it slows down their beloved tan. As a statement she starts to wear corpsepaint* on her face as an alternative to sunscreen. This is her way to tell the world: "I don't want to die for my tan!".
Can this rebel girl teach us something about how we should take care of our precious skin?
All artworks above (and more) will be exhibited and sold at the group exhibition & party on June 16. Afterwards the remaining pieces will be sold via www.spotthedot.org/shop. All proceeds will go to Spot the Dot and will be used to raise skin cancer awareness. Interested to buy a piece prior to the art show? Write us an email or have a look at other beautiful “Art against Skin cancer” in our web shop.
Have a look at a recap of our group exhibition & party on Saturday 16 June 2018 at Improper Walls in Vienna, Austria
This is what our event looked like in 2017.
This is a public awareness campaign to raise skin cancer awareness around the globe. The motivation for this campaign is born out of the many misconceptions and myths around skin cancer as well as the complaining we hear from people about applying sticky sunscreen and not wanting to have a pale skin. We let artists have their own approach to this story to visually inspire us to take better care of our skin and get that regular skin check.
Each year millions of people globally are diagnosed with skin cancer. It is in the top 3 of most common cancer types amongst young people. That means you should keep a close eye on your skin (and the skin of people around you). Remember, when prevention of skin cancer fails it is still highly treatable if detected early. Make sure you do a regular skin check with a dermatologist or your general practitioner.
More info at our main page www.spotthedot.org
Spot the Dot Foundation and Ash Santos joined forces on creating this non-profit campaign.
Spot the Dot is a foundation working with artists from around the world to raise awareness of melanoma and other types of skin cancer. The aim of the projects is to encourage people to start a conversation with their loved ones about the importance of prevention and detection of skin cancer.
Ash Santos is located in Vigo, Spain and works in several fields of creation. He is the former leader of Die Fritzels and the frontman of the Galician punk rock band Cruceiro. Ash & Steph Swamps are Swamps & Santos Studio, the creative minds behind the iconic image of this campaign in collaboration with Spot The Dot.
The purpose of this campaign is to get a conversation started, meaning you can help us by talking to your loved ones online and offline about this. Let´s create a buzz together!
We would like to say thank you to all participating artists and: Blaek Design Studio | Brau Union Austria | Chris Ramos | Digital Workshop | Farbraum Wien | Frameshore Vienna | Improper Walls | Johannes Riegler | KvltundKnochen | Lucy Friedrich | Makava | MARC INBANE | Maxi/Riviera Moretti | Michael Pasterk | Montana Cans | Muticare | NYBF cosmetics | Sam Bagshaw/Patchjackets | Pedacola | POLEIT | Stichting Melanoom | The Loft | VIU eyewear ...and of course all fellow rebels, misfits and troublemakers who dare to be different and stand up for what they believe in.
This campaign is meant to be a fun way to draw attention to a rather heavy topic. We are admiring many forms of (heavy) music and at the same time we do realize there have been several controversies related to the Norwegian Black Metal community. Therefore we want to make clear that we do not support all political and/or religious outings of the black metal community. This is not an endorsement to a specific black metal band or their visions and actions. In no means do we want to hurt anyone's feelings or do we want to make any kind of political statement. This entire project is focused on raising awareness about the importance of prevention and detection of skin cancer.
This is a non-profit campaign made by the efforts of a group of volunteers who all agree on the importance of raising skin cancer awareness together. We feel that this makes our campaign even more special and valuable.