this page assembles all the interventions i did in the last three years.
the various projects are devided by the bold majuscule titles
Sweza, Berlin 2011, surveillance camera, public screen, mirror
“Selbstbetrachtung” is an urban video hacking project using existing public infrastructure to create a Video. I try to give the surveillance camera a whole new view on the world, open new perspectives by giving it a vice versa view.
It is the surveillance of the surveillance.
LICHTRAUM – an urban showcase
A small box with a hole in it´s front that is closed by a magnifying glass was installed in public space in berlin kreuzberg at the bank of the landwehrkanal. In the center of the box are 4 modiefied slides that are backlit by LEDs. the box got stolen after 7 days
carillon by sweza | 10.09.2009 | admiralsbrücke | berlin | mixed media
intervention | candles | sand | 2009 | friedelstr. | berlin | germany
intervention | candles | street lamp | 2009 | pflügerstr. | berlin | germany
intervention | candles, cobblestones | 2009 | friedelstr. | berlin | germany
intervention | barbed wire | wood beams | 2009 | brachvogelstrasse | berlin | germany
an approximately 3sqm large weed area is protected by a barbed wire in front of a residential building.
bicycle | traffic light | street light | 2009 | skalitzer str. | berlin | germany
… did it last summer! was drunk!
today a went jogging and found this …
a card said: “teuer schenke ich den Kreuzbergern als kritik”
you could translate it like:
“expensive is what i criticize the kreuzbergers for”
further on it said:
Max Maßloh, 1. Semester Kommunikationsdesign | design akademie berlin, Hochsachule für Kommunikation und Design
Schrift: Rockwell von Frank Hinman Pierpont, entworfen 1934
i was confused!! why is teuer something you criticize the kreuzbergers for?? they are the first to suffer from high prices in their district! something had to be done! and i did …
i changed teuer = expensive to euer = your and left a little message to the kreuzbergers:
euer bezirk ist es = it is your destrict
and Max, don´t worry you “t” is still there
all images © sweza | 2009