Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Sticker Madness In Berlin, Part One

Graffiti is a reality in parts of Europe, growing like kudzu on walls and other less-tended surfaces. We've seen work in Cyprus, Bratislava and our current hometown of Vilnius. There's a bit in Berlin (hello Berlin Wall) but the government must be doing a bit of a clean up operation to keep graffiti in check. What's an itchy artist to do? Move to stickers.

Photo strip from hell. Genius.

Easy, peaceful math.

Amping up the rats.

Sex on a sticker. "Is that a tongue in your mouth or are you....?"

Retro implant.

What throwing up a what? Stay away from the bad kid.

A welcome European crest.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Memorial To The Murdered Jews Of Europe

This blog item headline is the official name for the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin. What else is there to say?

The site is a sloping plaza filled with dark grey rectangular columns of various heights. One can't help but think of a field of somber coffins. There's enough room to walk your own path through the 2711 columns, contemplating the ever-changing landscape.

The memorial. The flag in the background? The United States', flying over its embassy.

Depending on light, people appear and quickly disappear among the grid.

Inside view.

The overall feeling is of a nightmarish dream.