Raised eyebrows, frowning and puckered lips, thats the comment of STICKERMAID for an advertising poster of the construction industry, to recruit new staff with a little play upon words „BAGGERN OHNE TINDER“. In German language the word „baggern“ is ambiguous: On the one hand it means „excavate“ and in slang it means „to turn on someone“. So try yourself in a self-experiment and flirt without your smartphone, or response to that job advertisement.
Confessed, I’ve lost track long ago; this must be head No. 17 (heartfelt groan)! The collaboration piece of PLANET SELFIE, STICKERMAIDBERLIN and SOSCHÖN at Dircksenstraße has lost it’s head again and again. My Berlin friend was mostly behind and has found poor MARIO headless all the time. The latest walk at Dircksenstraße was successful now. He has found MARIO in healthy condition and a number of new playmates.
PLANET SELFIE x STICKERMAIDBERLIN x SOSCHÖN SPÜRDASMAL LIRUMA
To walk Dircksenstraße is always pure fun. Starting from Alexanderplatz it runs about 400m parallel to the railway line, which runs high above the heads. The retaining walls are covered from top to bottom with advertising posters for events or products and are the playgrounds for street artists with their stickers, stencils, paste-ups and installations too. The pictures shown below were shot a few days ago.
Who knows me, knows about my passion for installations. Installations make my imagination racing ahead and especially in Berlin, new artists, bring new techniques into play very often. At his last walk down Dircksenstraße, my Berlin friend has found some new installations of an unknown artist, made of cigarette boxes. No ordinary ones; those boxes are tourists and origin from foreign countries, particularly Poland and Japan. I hope it doesn’t rain in the next days. STICKERMAIDBERLIN looks sceptical. Why? In any language it’s quite clear: smoking seriously damages your health.
When I opened my mailbox this morning I couldn’t believe it. My Berlin friend took a walk at Dircksenstraße and has found a new version of the collaboration piece from PLANETSELFIE x STICKERMAIDBERLIN x SOSCHÖN. This has the quality of a never ending story, with one basic fault: it is not written by Michael Ende.
The story started in January, when my Berlin friend took pictures of this piece the first time. PLANETSELFIE’s piece had been beheaded by someone. STICKERMAIDBERLIN donated a new head and SOSCHÖN gifted a watch dog, to protect it. Well, then this story picked up speed and developed to a race between the rabbit and the hedgehog. A cheeky thief – or thiefs? – has/have stolen again and again the head of this piece. The latest score in the match STICKERMAIDBERLIN vs. CHEEKY THIEF is 7 : 6. If I could, I would like to accompany this text with a background song by Barry white: Never gonna give you up. Hold on STICKERMAIDBERLIN!