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Freiimfelde‬: Empty? or a blank canvas?

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Halle’s Freiimfelde area had long since been abandoned when organiser Danillo Halle had the idea to revitalise it, turning buildings into urban canvases. His program, Freiraumgalerie, (Open Space Gallery) began in 2012 as an artistic and cultural platform that dares to experiment with local perceptions of space and neighbourhood problems. Local and international artists (like ones we met at IBUg, the Belarusian couple Key Detail and yubaba and the Mexican artist Farid Rueda) and residents and children and young people of the district contributed to shaping this urban landscape. Though the All You Can Paint Festivals took place in September 2012 and June 2013, they increased the attention for the quarter and while we were there we saw guys spraying who had traveled from other towns just to add their handiwork. It continues to be reshaped through varied free workshops and cultural programs.

more street artists represented:


Benjamin Duquenne

klub 7

Paulo Ito

Pixel Pancho

Rico 79


zipper die Rakete



Maeshelle West-Davies gleans her varied life experiences to expose a personal perspective through a multitude of mediums. Sound, video, photography, dance, performance and public art are the tools she uses to convey her message. Her work is a response not only to a physical journey, but an emotional one, as with all of us who walk along or beside our individual paths.

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