Within Berlin there are posters everywhere, it is hard to ignore them. They are all piled on top of each other where the older posters are hidden behind and more or less forgotten, as the newer ones become priority and stuck on top. The layers bring the posters off the walls, pillars, traffic light poles and anywhere that there was space, making them 3D and stand out. We went on an unplanned journey and explored different locations in Berlin.
As a group we focused on mass media and mass culture, in different locations. We explored into the comparisons and connections of the diversity of culture within today's society. The collaborative project explores the contrast between the culture in Berlin and Plymouth. One way this can be shown is through the distribution and the art and social advertisement between the two cities. In Plymouth, putting up art or posters on the streets can be seen as vandalism or an illegal act, due to the council or local authorities being against this. Whereas in Berlin, it's a way of expressing or informing the community - it's seen as art rather than vandalism.
We wanted our piece to be interactive where you were able to get up close and even walk on top of it. We placed Berlin and Plymouth posters next to the posters we created, showing the comparison between the two locations. By placing our piece on the floor you were able to see it from different places and angles, representing the posters in Berlin where wherever you go within Berlin you always see posters plastered up.