Poetry jam (de)
Contrast instead of competing - with this motto Malte von Maltzahn and Marcel Fehr venture an experiment to combine ideas of poetry slam with ideas of musical jam sessions. On the open stage, two authors each engage in dialogue with each other in several jam blocks, as they both read two of their texts alternately. In between there are musical interludes from very different genres, in which the pictures can have an emotional effect in order to freely engage with the next text. At the premiere in January 2019, DJ Momo and his ideas musically carried the evening along with vocals and guitar sounds by Andy Mieland and Loris Vanella. Carolin Duwensee and Lucca Pizzato, who were involved in the discourse for the concept in the run-up, also contributed with creative impulses. Credo of the event should be that there is no competition. Whether short or long, whether poetic or cynical, critical or romantic. Each artist should have room to convey his message speaking, rapping, singing or silently in the cozy living room atmosphere of the Arteria, which is managed with openness and creativity by Sanja and Sandro Susic. For a round moderation and some satirical punch lines provide Malte von Maltzahn and Marcel Fehr, as friends for several years together, but also separately from each other partly provocative, partly lyrical glances on society.
melanie pietsch (de)
A white sheet stares at me I stare back and pull the pencil: A line here, a point there, where only with all the lines and points ...
For a long time I sit in a puzzled state, until at some point I vaguely recognize a firm, definite structure that desperately wants to be seen. I love that! To find what feels, feels, finally wants to live and breathe. I can not influence when a next work will be created, and if it wants to use painting or writing. But each time I am deeply entrapped in this white sheet and I can not wait to discover something new! All my encounters and contacts with the world are part of this journey and I am grateful.
Thankful to speak with you through my works.
KRISTINA / Gemstone (DE)
I traveled around the world for 5 1/2 years and discovered the passion in working with natural materials for myself. In South America, I started to learn macrame techniques from other street artists and gradually expanded them. In Peru, I started working with gemstones and making jewelery in combination of gemstones and macrame. Now I'm a mineral collector and a professional gemstone grinder and happy that I can now grind the gems for my macrame jewelry myself.
ANDREJ GVOZDEN (BA)
Born in 1986 in Bugojno, Bosnia and Herzegovina, he graduated in 2004 in graphic design in Mostar. In the same year he enrolled in the ALU in Siroki Brijeg (BiH). In 2009 he finished his studies in graphics in the class of Prof. Igor Dragičević. From 2009 to 2014 he worked as an art teacher at a high school and a elementary school in Vrgorac (Croatia). So far he exhibited at over 25 solo exhibitions. He is the author of a public sculpture in Mostar, near the town hall. Andrej organized a several of festivals and joint exhibitions of a humanitarian nature. He was a member of the board of directors of the Association of Croatian Artists in FBiH (DHLU). He currently lives in Sarajevo and is a freelance designer and artist.
My stickers are different from the others in that I do not have illustrations. They are text only. Additionally, I avoid messages that are political or socially negative. My stickers are a small pause in a world that is already so complicated. I write words and phrases that are from the heart. My single goal is to bring something positive into the world that is already so hectic and serious.I am new to the street art scene. I only began in October 2015. I started by photographing the work of other street artists. I did not begin to experiment with my own style until January 2016.I stumbled into the world of street art, and later into writing, very much by accident. The anonymity of street art provided a safe place for me to gently find the voice within me. Painting and writing provided the structure for my voice to rise from the deepest corners of my heart and finally take a form that I could relate to and learn to understand. I write about Life and Love. Street art allows me to connect with my community , and share the words for feelings many of us experience.Street art comes in so many shapes and sizes. From the beginning, I was especially interested in the small art: the stickers. Because the "audience" is mostly pedestrians, the sticker artist has a unique challenge. They must capture their audience and convey their message in only a few seconds, before the reader walks by. In these few seconds, they can make the public laugh, smile or think. Additionally, the sticker artist must accept that, at any moment, someone may simply take or deface their stickers. This can be difficult to accept because many stickers are hand-made with tremendous time and effort...but it is part of "the game". However, seeing someone stop to take a picture, or walk away with a smile is worth all of the risks. This special way of sharing and communicating with the city fascinates and captivates me.I am from many places in the United States. I have had many addresses. I have lived in Germany since 2011, and Mainz since 2012. My life has been a wandering path of life living and story collecting.I am lucky to have been in Freiburg for the start of my journey into street art. The scene in Freiburg is very dynamic. I was immediately fascinated by the art of Gloomy, Troops, Loki, and Arti. They welcomed me into the street art family and encouraged and supported me through my first steps. As I ventured further, I found encouragement in the work of artists like Lilo, Ketauu Oo, Nest Dafoe, Em Bi, Dr. Fuchs, Twinone and Orange. Justcobe played a tremendous role in helping me with some technical questions (paint selection and techniques) and inviting me to experiment with other aspects of street art. I was also fortunate to make connections with Kulturaggregat (www.kultur-aggregat.de), where I could see the work of other artists, which stimulated my idea creation process. There are many people who helped me get to where I am today. I still consider myself a beginner, but I will forever be grateful for the support, inspiration and encouragement that I have received from the Freiburg street art family.
SINISA ZORBIC (SRB)
Sinisa Zorbic (SRB) is born on the 26th of octover 1988 in Sabac, Serbia. Since 2015 he discovered his passion to art and found his favorite technique in oli painting. His motives are mostly Etno details, landscapes and still lifes.
Mobilé (DE) is a group of students from Mainz who has come together to make art. Mobilé meets for exchanges, arts, literary and cultural interaction. It is a circle in the form of a chain, whose individual links differ in material and form from each other and create something beautiful in joint autonomy. Like a mobilé. Now the artists invite to their first exhibition "the body! Surface inner world ". How do we see bodies, what do they look like? What happens inside and what outside? What do bodies experience and what does their aesthetic look like after life?