Author: cffaust (page 1 of 13)

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Adeus Alma

Goodbye Porto’s Alma and thanks to the streetartist Hazul

Streetart Stories

Alma1Sprayer: Hazul
Writer: CfFaust

Porto’s Alma 18

I told you this will be a cycle. And I didn’t forced it. I started in Rua das Flores where I first encountered you. Then I climbed up the hill, searching for you in the lesser known little streets which were not frequented by tourist. I was searching for you, like I was searching for me. Maybe, it is true and just because I am searching for balance and the circle of life, I see it everywhere. But does this mean it is not real? Continue reading

Streetart Stories

Foto 11.09.16, 12 30 40Sprayer: Hazul
Writer: CfFaust

Porto’s Alma 17

Can you see it now? How I am part of a huge cosmos? Stars and planets surround me, element after element, weaving some bigger reason I don’t always understand. The stars, my orientation, ancestors of seafaring man emanate to conquer the world, re-migrate to save their own. This little Portuguese world, oh golden age, oh nation of seamen, all noted down by the great Luiz Camoes. Where are you now? Are we really over it? Are we living in postcolonial times? There is so much colonial in postcolonial. Let us work on this term lusophone! Let’s make it a practice, not a theory. Angola, Mozambique, Cap Verde, Brazil, São Tomé et Príncipe – I am calling out for you! Continue reading

Streetart Stories

Foto 10.09.16, 22 58 45Sprayer: Hazul
Writer: CfFaust

Porto’s Alma 16

Look at these two sisters. This is Porto’s Alma and the sad girl from Mainz. Finally, I can talk about their relatedness because probably their creators don’t even know about the other. It’s like two twin sisters separated after birth. This is so horrible but here on this picture they find one another. So let me introduce them to each other. Dear Alma, this is “sad girl” from my home town Mainz. Minha terra Mainz. Sad girl is called “Trauriges Mädchen” because it always looks very sad but always in a beautiful way. Although sad girl has a face, she has one identity which is always similar. Continue reading

Streetart Stories

Foto 11.09.16, 12 30 27Sprayer: Hazul
Writer: CfFaust

Porto’s Alma 15

In the last few month all my thoughts have been with the family that has lost its father. I kind of grew up with this family because our mothers have been best friends for about fifty years. So they fell pregnant at around the same time and we kids use to hang out together and went on holidays together. I have so many beautiful childhood memories and still count them among my friends. The girl of my age and I are particularly close not only because we used to play together when we were kids. What keeps us together more than anything else is talking about our mothers and the importance of their friendship in our lives. Continue reading

Streetart Stories

Foto 10.09.16, 22 58 30Sprayer: Hazul
Writer: CfFaust

Porto’s Alma 14

Why is this picture of you in black and white? Is it just a throw up, a sketch, unfinished? Did the police catch you? I know what you do is illegal. I mean the spray act. Did you know that I have observed the spray act as part of my scientific research? I do and it is a lot of fun. Well graffiti is my #one love. The thing I love about it is that it is never just black and white, neither good nor bad. Continue reading

Streetart Stories

Foto 10.09.16, 19 17 06Sprayer: Hazul
Writer: CfFaust

Porto’s Alma 13

The big fist died. Like forever I have been wanting to publish a book, just so that he could see his name living on. I told him about my blog, I showed him my Logo and I explained to him that it contains elements of music. One “f” denotes the “forte” sign as on musical notation and the circle around it is inspired by an old type vinyl. I told him I would adopt his name, as my writing pseudonym. This is because I have already used my real name for my singing career. I have always needed this separation between names and identities. My whole life has been marked by this identity crises as to the type of art I should follow. And this is something I had in common with the big fist. Continue reading

Streetart Stories

Foto 09.09.16, 18 55 20Sprayer: Hazul
Writer: CfFaust

Porto’s Alma 12

Look at this beautiful old telephone box its wall on which I am leaning on right now. It really makes me an artifact of a museum, don’t you think? It is a little bit sad though, that people are not used to calling people inside this phone cell anymore. I would love to listen to phone conversations, hidden love stories or spy adventures or something of that sort. But people who use this cell mostly just lost or forgot their mobile phones, so the conversations are on the short side and boring. “Where are you, I am here, could you stop by, I will stop by”; that is about the gist of it so far. And yet, I am waiting for this romantic love story, were this amorous young poor boy with no mobile phone and no phone at home is trying to call his love repeatedly, leaving beautiful tales of love on his chosen one’s answering machine. Continue reading

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

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