The artist Coco Bergholm has completed her mural at Urban Spree for the #StillSTAND Project, a local initiative to expose the contextual work of local street artists during the time of the pandemic/lockdown.
Coco Bergholm deals with the public space as a place of communication and addresses questions relating to possibilities of participation, passive resistance and disappearance.
In her mural for STILLTAND the artist is using a part of a quote by Cesar A. Cruz: “COMFORT THE DISTURBED – DISTURB THE COMFORTABLE”.
You can find an interview of the artist in relation to her wall project on the Urban Presents blog.
Ida Lawrence completed the second part of the @StillSTAND Project in June 2020 at Urban Spree.
Ida’s project revolved around the idea of representing on the wall heard and overheard sentences of common people about the Corona pandemic, graphically representing them as written with chalk on the pavement.
Ida Lawrence was interviewed by the blog Urban Presents about her wall project at Urban Spree and her trajectory as an artist, from her native Sydney to her adopted Berlin.
The Berlin-based artist howtokillagraffiti inaugurated the #StillSTAND Project by painting the first mural of the 4-part series.
The artist uses graffiti to create a structure and then populates it with various figures and shapes, intertwines them, hides them in plain sight. The outcome is a hybrid work between “painting” and graffiti, blurring the lines between the codified form of graffiti and the freestyle element of modern painting.
To learn more about the artist and his background, read the interview of howtokillagraffiti on the blog platform Urban Presents (in English and German).
Just before the official kickoff of our Still STAND project where 4 applications to paint the Urban Spree Artist Wall have been selected – out of 89 submissions – and will unfold over the course of June and July 2020, both Johannes Mundinger and Señor Schnu wanted to give a face lift to the wall after a long winter, and Corona oblige, actually much longer than we had anticipated.
Johannes Mundinger painted the large wall at Urban Spree mid-April 2020 (his third take on the wall, setting thereby a new record) with an abstract composition in tune with the “Leave No One Behind” campaign to repatriate refugee children from camps in Greece.
Shortly after, Señor Schnu took over the Wall with a vibrant composition assembling different elements from propaganda, economics, and positive symbols to make a statement: “We can’t return to normal, because the normal we had was precisely the problem” or how legitimate aspirations to “get back to normal” owing to the corona crisis must instead give way to healthier relationships and a different way to create social links.
As the Still STAND team started to get together for the first upcoming wall of the project, our drone photographer, Lukas Stiller, managed to take spectacular shots of the wall at dusk.
We’re celebrating the release of Stony Sugarskull’s first debut album “Lioness”, a mix of rock, kraut, electronic, psych and a bit of pop recorded at Impression Recordings Berlin, supported by Initiative Musik. It’s gonna be a magical night with two mind-blowing Berlin bands joining:
Hello Pity is the result of visceral incarcerations and pseudo-intellectual inspirations.
Expect Sonic deflagration, brutal punky pop structure and a sense of sensuality never reached since the heyday of Sonic Youth.