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Being interested in street art, one can always choose between millions of links for getting informed. Here’s another one: http://www.ekosystem.org/
“Ekosystems” offers a huge gallery with “graffiti posters stickers trains street art urban stencils”  from spots from all over the world, daily news on this themes aswell as a forum. Very useful is the “photo search”. And of course there’s even more links…

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Imagine walking down the streets of Berlin on a lovely summerday. All of a sudden a newspaper is thrown of you. No, it’s not a newspaper. It’s a roll made of exclusive and original artworks, given away accidentally by papergirls and -boys.
The papergirl-project takes place once a year in Neukölln (Berlin). The idea behind is to bring art into public in a new way.
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Whether digital media like facebook or twitter will set an end to flyers is not sure. What’s sure is, that flyers are not just transmitting a message, but they are often simply worth seeing them for their design.  So why not collect them?

Mike Riemel has been collecting more than 1 million flyers from 90 countries for more than 25 years. In the exhibition “Flyer Soziotope” in the be Berlin Stadtladen some of them can be seen. There is also available  a book: “Flyer Soziotope. Topographie einer Mediengattung” (by Mike Riemel), which shows around 2,500 images. Further it documentes 25 years of the party- and clubbing-scene.

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Sometimes in streetart it’s not enough to create just one picture, but a whole series. One above the other. This process is usually documented on video – the only possibility to see some of the works!

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Is it possible, that someone is living in Istanbul and has never seen the Bosporus? It is, as the artist  Esra Ersen found out. 
So she invited women, who had never seen the Bosporus, to a tour which she was filming. The videoinstallation “Passengers” shows on one screen their journey to the Bosporus and on a second the neighborhood they come from. 
Esra Ersen is analyzing the relationship between a town and its residents in lots of her art works.

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This work is part of the exhibition at Tanas and can be seen till the 28 Nov. in Berlin (Tanas, Heidestraße 50. Tue – Sat 11 a.m – 6 p.m.) 
www.tanasberlin.de


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For those who have always been wanting to write a novel, but were lacking the time and discipline. Writing a novel (50,000 words) in one month and sharing the experience with others. It can be any fiction, as long as you yourself consider it a novel.

Check out http://www.nanowrimo.org for the details!

“Schmiede is a festival and community for producers. Once a year we gather for 10 days in Hallein to work, experiment, present and network. At Schmiede you’ll find like-minded friends and associates to push your work to another level.”

Located in a huge turn of the century salt refinery  there is plenty of space for any upcoming idea. People work on different projects in the music making, digital media, diverse fields of art, architecture, philosophy, sociology, film making … or they don’t. It’s all up to you!
do it or don’t  *  want it nicer – make it nicer  *  don’t worry : do  *  it’s about you

Wanna see what’s been happening this year? – FocusOnInside Smith09 Presentation Night: Sat 26/09/09. At 7 p. m. at the Saline (Pernerinsel) in Hallein/Austria.

http://www.schmiede.ca