The Elephant in the Room
It can be difficult to define one’s own opinion in these times of political correctness. Even those we depend upon to be strong are reluctant to speak their mind in fear of being stamped…
Empire of Sweet Dreams
When viewed from a distance, an impression of the overall narrative can be sensed. As you move closer more details come into view that offer an insight into a deeper story that raises questions about our conventional understanding of the world.
To sustain a healthy society, critical and free thought must be nurtured and given space to grow. For this reason I have included background information into some of the smaller compositions with-in this piece. If you want to know more, follow the links below.
The wall was a bit of a logistical challenge. Guards sitting inside watching a rotating camera directly over our heads being the most obvious obstacle.
Further more, e needed quite a bit of equipment including a ladder, plus It would take probably 2 hours of work, so “hit & run” was not an option….
Question everything but this statement
“Question everything but this statement” is a message to the observer to understand that it is ok to change your mind in the light of new evidence.
The piece started with a little girl inspecting a butterfly, then a little Alice in Wonderland, and now she is looking closely at a miniature version of herself.
The idea here was to play with people’s perceptions by setting up an expectation in the mind of Instagram/ Facebook followers of Bergen street art. When they ventured to see the image in real life, on the street, they would be met with a slightly different image than they expected to see.
Enjoy the real thing
This piece caused a bit of a reaction and was removed a few days after I got it up.
Of course I was expecting a reaction, and hoped it would help people reflect on the perceived terrorism narrative we are being presented. 2,5 – 6 trillion dollars (depending on how you calculate this), of military force has been pumped into the middle east since 2003… just to chase down what was originally a few terrorists.
Some people are quite literally making a killing on these artificial wars. We need to wake up to the fact that this is, first and foremost, about making…
In case of emergency, Break the system
I think most of us are deeply concerned about the world we leave to our children. Yet we let ourselves be manipulated by the capitalist consumer agenda, which prefers that we spend time on mindless reality tv and hedonistic comforts. For me it is obvious that this behavior implies that we are sawing off the branch we all sit on. Our critical sense must be cultivated already in primary school. This is gravely important in developing a progressive and engaged society that responds to criticism from the grassroots.
The Unusual Suspects
This is a tribute to those who stand up for the rights of all against the american warmongering machine.
We live in a world where the US systematically violate the rights of citizens across the globe, especially outside of the US where even leaders of their allies are subject to wire-tapping.
We live in a world where the US scares their allies into breaking international law in a desperate attempt to retaliate against whistleblowers. They even do this to the point where they are willing to force their allies into landing a airplane carrying the Head of State…