Month: März 2017

Streetart Stories

Foto 09.09.16, 20 26 17Sprayer: Hazul
Writer: CfFaust

Porto’s Alma 11

Since I have been writing my Streetart Stories about the City Ghost of Frankfurt am Main, I feel I have been chased by all sorts of ghost’s or monsters sprayed on to the walls in different cities. In Mainz, there is this monster mostly popping up on Stickers or papers stuck to walls, dustbins, traffic signs or whatever. In Bremen, I found this really ugly monster which looks like a giant skate from some underwater horror show. When I pass by Düsseldorf on the train, I always recognize these huge pieces of some monster or other as well similar to the one in Mainz. The city ghost in Frankfurt looks also more like a monster than a ghost and I think Hazul’s piece here is really this type of ghost that first springs to mind. Continue reading

Berlin Streetartist SOBR „It’s time to dance“

Streetart Stories

Foto 11.09.16, 13 31 24Sprayer: Hazul
Writer: CfFaust

Porto’s Alma 10

So reminiscing about Portugal really got me into talking about Fado Futebol and Fatima. Wow, the three F’s that sum up Portugal. What is it about stereotypes always coming to mind when we talk about different cultures? Somehow they are true but then again they are offensive, so how to deal with this phenomenon? There is this running joke about German punctuality. Being on time in Portugal means being at least 20 minutes late. I hate that. Mostly, I get so excited or nervous before an appointment that I get there way in advance. So once, I ended up waiting more than an hour. Continue reading

Streetart Stories

Foto 11.09.16, 13 16 05

Sprayer: Hazul
Writer: CfFaust

Porto’s Alma 9

So this Throw Up is going to be about football. I hope I am not going to lose any German readers, so I shout it out right at the beginning: I support Portugal. Of course, I was also rooting for Germany and it was really cool when they won the world cup in 2014. But I remember watching one game in the European Championship 2012, a first round encounter between Portugal and Germany. I was watching the game at a German club and I was the only person carrying a Portuguese flag. Of course, I did this to provoke the situation because everybody could see that I was German. So I kind of made up this joke about doing it for sociological research. And I genuinely made great observations. Everybody was nice but more because they were kind of ignoring the fact that a German woman was holding up a Portuguese flag. Continue reading

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