Tags: graffiti

Body Painting: Epidermis In Extremis

It’s no secret why the  revellers at big, messy, drink-fuelled street festivals like Love Parade and Mardi Gras prefer to paint their faces and bodies.  What better way to dodge the consequences of their actions?   Those morning-after flashbacks that leave one thinking, “That wasn’t me, was...

Sitting on an Underground Landmine

When people say that Berlin has an explosive underground, they aren’t just referring to its radical nightlife and its alternative scenes.  The city’s soil itself is liberally peppered with unexploded WWII explosives.  This is a city where everyday activities like digging a vegetable patch, building a house...

Things Fall Apart: A Guide’s Exhibition

In the very same week that Tacheles is threatened, a new art squat makes the  scene by hosting an exhibition of 28 independent artists.  The amount  of people willing to make the trek out to suburban Weisensee for an...

Derelict Sensations

Berlin in the 1990s was a concrete jungle: bricks escaping from the confines of their walls, girders sagging and twisting like vines, wood being warped by the elements into elegant mis-shapes. It was as if the elements had...