THE "YOLO" PHILOSOPHY
The "Yolo" philosophy describes our optimistic lifestyle and the balancing act between humor and seriousness:
Positive energy, being there for each other, "darkness shall turn into light“
Interest, openness, attention, recognizing connections, gratitude, animation, enrichment to realize ideas, breeding ground, curiosity
"It's always there"
Seizing opportunities, calmness, simplicity, combining solutions, decisions, material
"The only constant is change"
Getting involved in new situations, accepting them, making the best out of them,
focusing on positive aspects of change, butterfly, metamorphosis
"Sharing is the strength"
Togetherness, friendship, respect, transfer of thoughts, appreciation, common goals
Mina Mania and Push Plastic are to be seen as two butterflies that are constantly undergoing an emblematic metamorphosis to start new adventures.
🔷 O‘zapft is 202.0 - still yolo‘in! 🔷
This goes out to our Bavarian dawgs, all graffiti and beer lovers! 🥨 Prost! 🍻
Thanks a lot to Push Plastic who designed this wonderful Dirndl with Mina Mania!
It‘s made from used shopping bags! Love and peace from Yolo Land!
Fashion: Mina Mania, Push Plastic
Video: Push Plastic, Stohead, Eastcross Projects
Music: Dicht & Ergreifend
Inspired by everyday madness, absurd experiences and provocative performances paired with a lot of imagination, Mina Mania and Push Plastic experience "Yolo" adventures on paper. These drive them further and further on the journey into the "land of unlimited possibilities".
The butterfly has been an important symbolic component of the "Yolo" sketches from the very beginning. It has the function of trivializing the sceneries, is a sympathetic figure and symbolizes metamorphosis and constant change.
Mina Mania and Push Plastic are to be seen like two butterflies that are constantly undergoing a symbolic metamorphosis to start a new adventure.
Their creative cocoon is their studio, the "Yolo Land". A meeting place for many creative people, where ideas are born, pictures are painted, outfits are sewn and music is made.
The transition phase between two adventures is symbolized by the neutral, black outfits and black masks of Mina Mania and Push Plastic. The medium that grants them access to a new universe are the upcycling costumes they sew themselves.
Mina Mania and Push Plastic are of the opinion that everyday objects are often not appreciated.
Shopping bags in particular are among them. Unfortunately these often end up in the garbage.
They have decided to create a "Yolo Fashion" line, which they design and sew themselves from used shopping bags. Wow!
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Mina Mania and Push Plastic are two freelance artists who share a studio in Berlin.
Like many other freelance creatives, they are hit by the Corona crisis.
From one day to the next everything comes to a standstill, the projects are put on hold or cancelled.
The forced deceleration, however, also has positive aspects.
No work stress, time for reflection, finding new ideas and working them out.
The retreat into a mental parallel world consisting of memories and fantasy motivates them over the time of the lockdown. They call their imaginary world "Yolo Land".
Based on spontaneous inspiration, Mina Mania and Push Plastic sew in close cooperation two Corona protective suits from old shopping bags.
The result is a vision to shoot videos in the suits, which takes shape and becomes the series
"LOCKDOWN Welcome to Yolo Land".
With their project, Mina Mania and Push Plastic want to create an exchange with other artists that motivates and gives hope. Hope that with mutual support we will find a way out of the crisis and that we will not lose the smile of everyone concerned.
Thanks to all who are enthusiastic about our idea!
Peace and love from "Yolo Land"!
Never give up!