COLOUR ROOM, WALLYWOODS, WEISSENSEE, BERLIN
The Colour Room at Wallywoods, Weissensee (2009/10). Assisted by Marie-Cecile Lutta and others. Much like the final period of Wallywoods at Kreuzberg I handed out the paints to MC and guests when we knew that we were moving out. By this time the gallery was completely filled with chairs and figures done in black Eddings on the white walls and pink and gray ceilings (see Wallywoods Doodles). The task now was to colour in the doodles, though only in this part of the gallery. The majority of the space should remain in black & white as originally conceived. The difference here was that we didn't want to leave. While inside we worked away at the art on the walls - that, by the way, framed in the central mural above, is the Culture Center itself engulfed an apoclypse of cutbacks and ignorance - outside we demonstrated, marched to the local town hall (as far as I know it was the only time any group had ever marched on Weissensee's local government) and we marched on the Berlin Town Hall in the other direction. All to no avail, of course. This wonderful building was closed down and locked up to rot. To this day it stands empty, exactly as we left it. Yet to our credit, while local journalists towed the line and avoided this issue, I think we left quite an impression.
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