In what kind of world do we want to live? Concerning the actual development in politics the street art couple Various & Gould started their new campain at Berlin Alexanderplatz.
Their clear statement about #starsandbricks is as follows:
„We would like to draw attention to „Stars and Bricks“ – a reinterpretation of the American flag.
In times of „fake news“ and „alternative facts“, the public space appears as the ideal medium to artistically comment on populism. The 2 x 4 m painted poster is an immediate response to the current policy of the new US president Donald Trump and a critical commentary on the planned wall on the Mexican border.
While transforming the stripes of the American flag into a brick wall with only minor interventions, we visually and pointedly respond to the tightening of the US border- and entry policy. It is important to emphasize that Various & Gould’s intervention is in no way meant to be anti-American. It is rather motivated by the concern for future America, following the very striking and almost prophetic quotation of the American Joseph Fort Newton (1876-1950): „Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.“
Here are some impressions of the street art:
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