FORMAT FESTIVAL 2022
Launching this weekend during FORMAT Festival (September 23 – 25) – a multidisciplinary festival welcoming a diverse range of globally renowned international and local musicians and artists — experimental artist, Kat Wilson will debut her wearable art, Titty Bags., created in partnership with local crochet artist, Tina Oppenheimer.
According to Wilson, Titty Bags are so many things: a spectacle, feminist, gender nonconforming, and fun as hell! This is the kind of project where Wilson’s vision thrives—informed by creative relationships, deeply personal, and full of kitschy charm. Titty Bags are designed to tote all your festival-going necessities—keys, tickets, fun-sized goods! Colors vary as the artists want the selection to be part of the process and will pick one out for you.
Elaborate and interactive, Wilson’s #selfiethrone is another project in the movement. #selfiethrone employs elements of photography, sculpture, and performance art to blur the line between self-empowerment and self-obsession. The thrones are embellished with vibrant, often kitschy objects set against charmingly gaudy backdrops. A new selfie throne, adorned with neon lights and crafted by local sign-maker and artist Derrick Maxey, debuts September 22, 2022, as part of FORMAT.
The event is sponsored by Pink House Alchemy, crafting three specialties to sip, mix and cook: syrups, bitters, and shrubs. Each product is inspired by complementary patterns in roots, barks, fruits, herbs, and botanicals, and are made with locally sourced, all-natural ingredients. The Format Festival is somewhere you should be this year.