Author(s): Mehdi Ben Cheikh
Though largely associated with cities and the urban environment, street art is a fluid form, easily capable of crossing boundaries and taking up residence where you least expect it. Always striving to remain vital and relevant, its proponents are always on the search for new and innovative opportunities to showcase its possibilities for renewal. The author found such a venue on the isle of Djerba, off of the coast of Tunisia. With a long history of cooperation, phenomenal architecture, economy of space and nearness to an airport, the village of Erriadh was the logical choice. After obtaining permissions, several zones ended up providing ideal locales for more than one hundred artists from thirty countries to express their individual visions, including: Hendrik ECB Beikirch, Bom.k, Curiot, Inkman, Inti, Jaz, Know Hope, Fintan Magee, Phlegm, ROA, Saner, Stew, Twoone, Sebas Velasco, Wisetwo and Zepha.