Guerilla Knitting: Damit der Laternenpfahl nicht friert

     |    Thursday February 14th, 2013

xhiller was out of the inner city and the last thing you’d expect to see is some beautiful guerrilla knitting so far out in the boondocks. But here it is – proof in pudding. A lamppost near Wannsee in Berlin, Germany gets a warm covering. Full Wool Jacket! This particular knitting masterpiece was dedicated to 

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Random Urban Landscape: Sonne und Spree

     |    Tuesday February 12th, 2013

xhiller visits the Spree on a cold, sunny day. The colors of the graffiti are echoed in the colors of the river itself and the new buildings on the opposite shore. The banks to the Spree are more often than not an abandoned-looking jumble of garbage, old ruins from some building long gone, and ungroomed 

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WIKIPEDIA stages a black out

     |    Wednesday January 18th, 2012

For the first time in its history, Wikipedia has halted access to the ‘people’s encyclopaedia’. The black out is in protest of two bills circulating in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate: the “Stop Online Piracy Act” and the “Protect Intellectual Property Act.” Prompting this drastic measure was Wikipedia’s concern 

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Berlin Diary – ALIAS

     |    Thursday September 15th, 2011

One of’s translators asked me to look for work by ALIAS. Hmmm. OK. Then, really and truly purely by chance, I ran into a stencil work at Mariannenplatz next to the Bethanien’s new little skateboard set-up. Seems that Kunstraum Kreuzberg will be featuring skater films. Sounds right up our alley! ALIAS – very dramatic. 

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Berlin Diary: What Do You See?

     |    Tuesday September 13th, 2011

There is so much graffiti in Berlin. So many tags, stickers, stenciled and sprayed artworks. Why did I choose this image? First of all the Giacometti-like figures in black caught my attention. Just a few lines build these evocative figures. What are they looking at – and why are they doing it in tandem? The 

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