Street Art: Found Images, Berlin 2012

I was in Berlin a few weeks ago, where I went walkabout with my camera looking for queer messages in the masses of visual imagery of the streets of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.

/ Birthe Havmoeller
Editor of Feminine Moments

 

Triptych by Birthe Havmoeller

Sexy woman, queer couple and hungry man in love with cup cakes. Triptych from the series Found Images by Birthe Havmoeller, 2012

Sexy German girl, presumably more straight than queer. Photo from the series Found Images by Birthe Havmoeller, 2012

Femme and closeted dyke astronaut by Birthe Havmoeller

The Femme and the Closeted (Dyke) Astronaut. Photo from the series Found Images by Birthe Havmoeller, 2012

Greetings from Spain / The Crisis is Cool. Photo by Birthe Havmoeller

Greetings from Spain / The Crisis is Cool… Photo from the series Found Images by Birthe Havmoeller, 2012

 

Mural in Aarhus, Denmark

Mural, Skt. Anna Gade, Aarhus, Denmark

Mural, Skt. Anna Gade, Aarhus, Denmark. Photo: Birthe Havmoeller

When I noticed this mural for the first time yesterday, I was surprised that I hadn’t seen it before. The style and iconography of image with two women and in a tree with a big ‘vagina’ made me think that this looks like a feminist/lesbian mural from the early 1980s and I started wondering, if I been walking in my own town for 30 years without ever looking up when passing throught this street?!

This morning I solved the mystery…  at I local webpage I learned that the mural in Skt. Anna Gade, Aarhus, Denmark was painted in 2009 by Zumo og Smoke from Byro Detours, Aarhus. The paint is peeling, but it looks old it is a contemporary mural.

 

Detail of the mural

Detail of the mural above

Detail of the mural

Detail of the mural above

Studying My Sun Tan

My Sun Tan - Selfportrait in a Rainbow by Birthe Havmoeller, 2011

My Sun Tan – Selfportrait in a Rainbow by Birthe Havmoeller, 2011

I visited the interative sculpture ‘Your Rainbow Panorama’ by Olafur Eliasson on the roof of Aros, Aarhus Museum of Modern Art, my local art museum yesterday. It is an amazing experience to walk in a rainbow of coloured light (!) and I couldn’t help it: I just had to study my sun tan… above you can see how the different light tannes my skin.

Art link / Birthe Havmoeller
Editor of Feminine Moments