Holger and Ben from BUNGALOW AGENCY invited me to take part at the great KULTUR TOUR BRASIL. This was a four weeks trip in November, visiting four cities in Brasil and do art on location with kids, school groups and anyone interested. The whole thing is a big, long term organisation involving GOETHE INSTITUT and other cultur organisatons by the german and brasilian governments as well as big sponsors. A huge Truck with a libary, multimedia content, cinema and a stage has been the center point at each city. Next to different visual Artists and local Bands, there where theater plays as well.
My concept was to create art with simple, easy available tools and near to no money. I wanted to provide not only art but as well inspiration how to do it on a minimal budget, everywhere, anytime and no matter whats your background. As well I wanted to do something cultural useful. The whole thing is about a transfer of the different cultures from german and brasil. So it all comes to communication. As I don´t speak portuguese and most locals don´t speak german, creating a visual dictionary, containing 3 parts: image, portuguese and german language has been a good, fun idea. In four weeks I created 16 motives using stencils, spraypaint and old newspaper that I painted with white wall paint. The stencils allowed me to transfer the motives to a large number of posters, T-shirts or even the walls of shops. The communication worked perfectly and we had so much fun with locals, kids and shop owners who got creative and took their piece home with a smile.
Here is the visual dictionary:
And some of the fun we had: