GERMANY: Experimental Analogue Film – Bernd Lützeler

Filmmaker Bernd Lützeler has been travelling and discovering Indian culture extensively and regularly for almost 20 years, already in the 90s he was a big Bollywood fan. Meanwhile he shoots his very own films and besides presenting his personal style of Bollywood content, the films show as well the real but even more fascinating reality in India. Bernd is present at various film festivals and involved in great projects, as well he is a member of the film collective LaborBerlin. The creative artist told us in an interview at the “Institut für alles Mögliche” at the Teufelsberg  in Berlin about his work.

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PARAGUAY: Streetart Asunción – Dr. Francia

Asunción has a lively and well-functioning shipping traffic. Especially with such maritime trading centers, the harbor district is always an interesting place with many warehouses and large walls and therefore also for graffiti and murals. You just have to search and explore the area, and you will find heaps of handsome masterpieces in hidden streets. The neighborhoods of Sajonia, San Antonio and Dr Francia by the harbor are particularly recommended for finding streetart, while some other good districts for urban art are located along the Paraguay River around the center. But basically you can find graffiti throughout the whole beautiful and green city. Check out our findings and keep your eyes open!

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MALTA: Streetart Gżira and Manoel Island

Apart from the promenade, Manoel Island and Duck Village, the district Gżira is rather bare when it comes to street art and graffiti. You find really little, but a few spots are therefore super nice. There is definitely the JUNGLE JOY bar in the Triq L-Msida 2 to mention. The alternative and cosy shop always has good music and the local artist COOKER has painted the interior and part of the exterior facade with colourful jungle animals. At the Bubble Tea Shop GOG on the promenade of Gżira, COOKER has also conjured up a grandiose mural featuring a psycho rabbit. The exact address is 133 The Strand. Right around the corner in Strand Hotel in 115 there is also an interesting painting in the lobby.

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CHILE: Atacama Sandboarding Adventure

In the north of Chile lies the legendary Atacama Desert with its breathtaking mountains and fascinatingly varying rock colors. From brown to yellow to red or green, you can find a whole rainbow there, especially at sunrise and sunset. We went far into the desert with our mountain bikes and snowboards strapped to our backs to find a special spot for sand boarding.

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GERMANY: Stencil Streetart at its Best – TONA

You can find the small to large children figures made by stencil artist TONA meanwhile all around the globe on house walls and corners. Again and again the sprayed faces in somtimes simple as well in odd and bizarre places surprise and refresh the street image. The sprayer and stencil artist from Hamburg began graffiti art early on, but then focused more and more on stencil work. Whether on screenprint, on stickers or even on the wall in an urban space, TONA decorates his surroundings and, when travelling, the surroundings of others with small interesting brighteners and artistic delicacies. All you have to do is keep your eyes open as you walk through the city.

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CHILE: Salvador J. Seda – Historian Streetart Hunter and GraffitiPreBicentenario

When you look on the photographs and the way how Salvador Seda presents and documents his fantastic findings you probably will get quite often the word historian in mind. He definitely is an ambitious street art hunter and as well a wonderful history lover with an excited focus and patient eye for the little details. Salvador is a searcher for the specialties what urban life can offer, gives impulses and tries as well to teach a little bit about the background of wall paintings in the city. At the moment he is building up the Streetart Map of Angol in Chile.

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GERMANY: Frank Hofmann – Informer, Stencil Artist and Graffiti Hunter

The innovative traveller, culture seeker and streetart hunter Frank Hofmann contributes regularly to the Vagabundler archive lots of fantastic graffiti images and interesting articles about impressive places. The graffiti seeker is currently filling the Hamburg Streetart Map with beautiful photo material! A big thank you also to Janine Lemke and Dirk Wesenberg for their contribution of heaps of photo footage! The Streetart Map Hamburg has meanwhile 850 spots divided into 12 categories with more than 4000 photos.

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USA: Painter Andrea Jensen – Emotional Abstract DREA ART

“In each painting I am committed to creating sacred space, portals into imagination using abstract expression, color and texture. My paintings express an internal landscape that provokes emotions.” Drea Jensen – For the artist Andrea Jensen art is not only her chosen form of expression; it is also a special power and energy that can deeply touch and connect people. Her creative abstract works are doors to the mind and to the heart, they express emotions, good and bad, and touch the viewer on an individual and personal level.

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GERMANY: BUGA Areal Heilbronn – Nature Makro Close Ups

The annual Federal Garden Show (Bundesgartenschau) of 2019 took place from April 17th to October 6th in Heilbronn. On around 40 hectares between the old arm of the river Neckar and the new Neckar Canal there were heaps of garden constructions, plants and flowers exhibitions and a seperate three-hectare city project with 23 architecturally innovative buildings presented. The green relaxing area is still there and the council keeps it running with cultural events, music concerts or nature workshops. This little innercity flower and insect paradise is open for visitors after paying an enctrance fee. Here is a new 2020 collection of recent nature close up shots by the Heilbronn based photographer André Gellrich.

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FRANCE: Le Gurp – Bunker Graffiti on the Atlantic coast

These photos were taken in Le Gurp in the south of France. Artful colours decorate the remains of the bunkers and former fortifications on the Atlantic coast, which are sinking more and more into the sand. Every year, sprayers and artists come from the neighbouring villages and from Angouleme, one of the strongholds of graffiti art in France. The redecorated bunkers shown are located in the bay of Le Gurp, the nearest place by the sea is Montalivet in the south.

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