Monday, 13. March 2017 FOREVER WISHES
  • FOREVER WISHES
  • 2017
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Okay! I wish for less, less, less of everything superfluous—starting with the plastic bags—FOREVER

Saturday, 31. October 2015 DIFFERENCE
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  • 2015
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Seen in London, Paris, Hamburg, Bremen and Berlin, June to October 2015.

Before—After!

Monday, 23. March 2015 Starring Nicki Minaj
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  • 2015
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Seen in Amsterdam, February 2015. It’s a balancing act that we’re being shown here. A provocative rap star poses for the new advertising campaign of an exclusive fashion label so as to (mutually) increase awareness. What else is there? Well, try assuming her posture: put on the high-heel strappy sandals, shift your full weight on your right leg, out with the hip. Now cross your left foot behind the other as if you’re about to run off, turn your head sharply to the right and grab the seam of your robe with your right arm to lift it up as high as possible—take a deep breath, don’t flinch! And for the fluttering effect we’d also need a wind machine. It can easily take a couple of hours until the picture is in the can exactly the way they want it. And if it doesn’t quite work out, they can just put together the individual elements on the computer.

Sunday, 25. January 2015 Bambiland Gaga
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  • 2014
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Seen in Berlin and Hamburg, November/December 2014. Centerpiece of the world—the magical sum of $5000 is what it costs to ship, say, 25.000 pairs of sneakers from Shanghai to Rotterdam, so the freight costs for one pair are just a few cents. The ‘can-do’ box of world trade is the 20 ft shipping container. 18,000 of these containers fit on a jumbo cargo ship which is about as long as three football fields. An entire fleet of them, and others, is moving about 90% of the global flow of goods. Now this fleet isn’t just beaming itself from A to B but it chugs for weeks across the seven seas. The oceans are our most important ecosystem—an irreplaceable gift of nature. Imagine this: a yearly transfer of a nine-digit figure of containers (1), filled with all kinds of commodities: strawberries, iPods, T‑shirts, cosmetics, rubber duckies, aggressive acids … just think of the fuel needed for shipping all that, and of the carbon dioxide emissions. And then there is the “acoustic pollution”, threatening the lives of marine mammals and other animals—what does your heart say to this?

German(1) http://www.zukunft-mobilitaet.net/69538/binnenschifffahrt-seeschifffahrt/wie-viele-container-fallen-ins-meer/

Sunday, 25. May 2014 Gisele Bündchen 4,95
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  • 2014
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Seen in Berlin, May 2014. Gisele Bündchen in far-far away mise-en-scène. WANTED: intact flora and fauna, under water and above it.

Thursday, 20. March 2014 Gaga Lady Bags
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  • 2014
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Seen in Rome, March 2014. Snakes on a Plane / Snakes on a Brain. Flattened snakeskins for manufacturing luxury handbags or—alternatively—living snakes on the head of Medusa, a mythological creature whose gaze turns to stone anyone who looks at her, whether man or beast. Legendary.

Thursday, 10. October 2013 Gisele Bündchen 19,95
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  • 2013
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Seen in Berlin, Bremen and Hamburg, September/October 2013. It works like this: you hire a model with the Midas touch, and presto! turnover figures—whether it’s for shampoo, dental care products, sandals, luxury goods or budget fashion—go up and up and up … However, the Greek legend actually said that literally everything that King Midas touched was turned into gold, even his food, which became inedible. So think twice—less may be more.

Thursday, 20. June 2013 Beyoncé 4,95
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  • 2013
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Seen in Berlin, Munich and Meran, May 2013. Much ado about a tiny bit of cloth, yes, we can. The price is right, damn right!

Monday, 15. April 2013 Paradis(e) conscious
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  • 2013
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Seen in Berlin and Hamburg, March/April 2013. Destination: paper-mâché nature.

Wednesday, 30. January 2013 Kate Moss Accessory
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  • 2013
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Seen in Berlin, January 2013. Accessory madness, genuinely phony but the spider web is waiting …

Friday, 30. November 2012 Lana del Rey 19,95
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  • 2012
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Seen in Rome, October/November 2012, buy-me, take-me, happiness for the hotly contested customer, here & now, in this instant. Lana del Rey is fighting with women’s weapons here.

Wednesday, 12. September 2012 Beckham Bikini
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  • 2012
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Seen here in Berlin, September 2012, on the historic Bikini House, during its remodeling into a new shopping mall. The entire storefront—400 meters long and 7 storeys high—plastered with giant posters: underwear in King Kong size.