Melli Ink

Edition: 15 + 5 Artist Prints
SOS-Edition 2013
Glass and silver with leather strap
3,5 × 2,5 x 1 cm
Euro 350,00 per necklace (incl.VAT)
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Melli Ink was born in 1972 in Innsbruck. She studied stage design at St. Martins College of Art, London. After her studies she worked as stage designer at several theatres in London and New York.

Melli Ink tries out many different materials and techniques in her art. That is why since 1997, her work has involved performances, photographs and videos, space installations, sculptures and drawings. It holds ready surprising perspectives and moves in an electric field of the verifiable and the yet-possible.

Extensive series of drawings serve as the basis for the art of this Austrian artist. Once on the paper, the motives are often used as drafts for fabric and ceramic sculptures, sometimes also for glass sculptures. As a hard but still fragile and breakable material, glass has a very special character. Melli Ink works closely together with glassblowers, whose traditional techniques she interprets in a new way for the contemporary art.

Melli Ink has participated in group exhibitions in Düsseldorf, Zürich, Los Angeles and Prague. So far, she has had solo exhibitions in Zürich, London, Berlin and Salzburg. She has created stage designs among others for the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Royal Festival Hall in London. Nowadays, she lives and works in Zürich and Berlin.

SOS Holiday Village Caldonazzo, Italy

The first SOS children could spend their summer holidays in the SOS Holiday Village Caldonazzo at the Caldonazzo lake, near Trent in Northern Italy already in 1953. The basic concept was: SOS Children’s Village children spend untroubled and varied holidays at the lake, and so the SOS mothers can enjoy their well-deserved holidays in the summer time. Annually, more than one thousand children from the whole of Europe take part in this unforgettable experience.

The children in school age live from three to four weeks in tents and simple bungalows. A large kitchen takes care of their meals. In the high season about 1100 dinners are prepared during each meal time. At the medical ward, there is a doctor on call around the clock. Experienced lifesaving staff cares for unworried fun in the water.

On the spacious grounds, there is enough room for playing, letting off steam, football, track and field, chess and a lot more. A wide spectrum of activities (sports, hiking, swimming, handicrafts, painting, theatre, dance, newspaper workshop, etc.) gives the children a possibility to enjoy group activities and experience a creative holiday time.

The living together of the different nationalities is encouraged and through this, a considerable contribution towards peace education is done. “Caldo”, as the holiday village is affectionately called, has developed into a place for multicultural coexistence.