These are all the patches done by Jan.
Participation at the Festival – More info uploaded soon
The participation of the students from nearby schools!
Quai de Metz 1, Paris
Developed for the Project “Bien-Venue” with artcenter 104 Centquatre and the local schools and craftsmen.
Palais de Justice, Rouen – workshop
The workshop done with the local school, during the festival “Rouen Impressioné” curated by Olivier Landes
Palais de Justice, Rouen
These patches were done in the frame of “Rouen Impressionné” a project curated by Olivier Landes
22-24 Rue de Cagouillet, 16100 Cognac
With Androphyne in Cognac!
70 Boulevard Denfert Rochereau, 16100 Cognac
Festival Coup de chauffe
Camilo Henriquez 131, Valdivia
This patch is right at the front gate of Coma Valdivia (Coma.website) Coma is a place for residency and artists studios in the center of Valdivia in the region los Rios.
French Pavillion, Venice
The theme of the Venice Architecture Biennal 2018 is “Freespace” – The police came twice to make us remove the installation and get back in line.
Thanks for refusing and having our back @104paris @nicoladelon @encore_heureux_architectes ! Thank you for the invitation, thank you to the 104centquatre and caserma pepe staff
W 12th street, New York City
El Amir Fakhreddine, Tripoli
This image was taken from atop the former crusader castle Qala’at Sanjil (also known as the ‘Citadel of Raymond de Saint-Gilles’). It was built around 1300 AD. In the street leading to the ruins, just before the military checkpoint with heavy weaponry, we found a spot to fill with a patch.
Phoenician Wall, Batroun
The Phoenician Wall might well be the oldest man-made structure I have ever personally visited, within the city of Batroun, dating back to at least 5,000 years. The wall was most likely carved directly into the solid rock as a protectetion against the tidal waves and it stands there until today.
Look closely, right there in the middle: I was here.
Park am Gleisdreieck, Berlin
Jander and Max followed me to Gleisdreieckspark in Berlin to document my work. Thanks for the good time we spent and looking forward to see the result of your filming!
Student Center, Zagreb
Regency Wharf, Birmingham
Varšavska ulica, Zagreb
Dalmatinska Ulica, Zagreb
Studentski centar, Zagreb
Carrer de les Cuirateries, Tarragona
Gas street (Canalside), Birmingham
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Gas Street, Birmingham
Rio Terà Primo, Venice
Rio de Ca’ Foscari, Venice
San Stefano, Venice
Unterführung an der Nahe, Bingen
Untere Donaulände, Linz
Broadway/East 10th str, NYC
Krom Bloomstraat, Amsterdam
Korte Koningsstraat, Amsterdam
Gammel Munkegade, Aarhus
Vestergade 51, Aarhus
J. M. Mørks Gade 10, Aarhus
J. M. Mørks Gade, Aarhus
National Chengchi University, Taipei
Lane 52, Section 1, Taipei
Lane 135, Section 1, Fuxing South Rd, Taipei
Roosevelt Rd, Taipei
Taiwan Democracy Memorial Park, Taipei
Chemin des Sablons, Massy
Allée de Suède, Massy
Haus zur Lind, Zürich
Del Inca, Santiago
Torstraße 75, Berlin
Torstraße 7, Berlin
Dispatchwork in Basel, during the various Art-fairs. These two young guys were easily seduced into taking part in their city´s art-life. I like how they use their four hands altogether to put up the brickwork.
Hindenburganlage 1, Bingen
Museumsstraße 3, Bingen
For that years edition of the sculpture Triennal in Bingen named Nature and Beauty I was invited by Andre Odier, Lutz Driever and the Gerda and Kuno Pieroth Foundation. In the Landesgartenschaugelände along the magnificent rhine river valley many bronze sculptures and kinetic installations can be visited. Thanks for this magnificent stay!
Petite Ruelle Oublié, Nabeul
Magasin de Jouets, Nabeul
Rue de Sfax, Nabeul
Ave Hedi Chaker, Nabeul
Rue du Musée, Nabeul
Jaffa Beach, Tel Aviv
Ulitsa Ivan Vazov, Sofia
Ulitsa Metohia, Sofia
We went to a neighbourhood called Fakultete. Here you find none of Sofia’s historical buildings but beautifully self-crafted homes. Like a different city, maybe a whole different country, and, with horse-carriages passing by, also a different time.
Within a couple of minutes after having started, all the kids of the neighbourhood took notice of us and joined.
Ulitsa Eksarkh Josif, Sofia
The next day, back in the city center we fixed up a part of the broken staircase of the cinema which was screening movies as part of the festival program. Free Sofia is my small message to the Sofiotes. Interpret as you may.
Ulitsa Parizh, Sofia
A question I get asked frequently is if I know who takes the patches out. I have multiple of these people on tape, and you would probably be surprised on who these people would be. This security guard from across the street ISN’T one of them. When I left he crossed the street and took the patch out on curiosity. I approached him and took the picture because I was amused about his initiative to leave his post and check out my work.
Ulitsa Budapeshta 3, Sofia
Fridge Factory, Sofia
The patch on the fridge-factory, where took place one of the DOMA exhibitions
Church St. George Rotunda, Sofia
The city now called Sofia was established in 5 BC or earlier, under the name of Serdica and gained much importance over the centuries due to its central positioning in the balkan region. Over the course of time it was under the reign of the Romans, the Ottomans, the Huns,… just to name a few.
This is the Church of St. George, build by the Romans in the 4th century. There had been some debate on social media about whether or not this was disrespectful towards the believers. The priest however just walked by us as we were in full action and didn’t mind.
Bulevard Tsar Osvoboditel, Sofia
I was thrilled about my invitation to Doma Art festival in Sofia. This patch is on the National Art Gallery and took me a half a day. Only a couple of hours later in the evening, it had disappeared, however, the next day, while passing by it miraculously resurface on its former position. Here you find the DOMA Artfest Website and their Facebook-page.
Groblanska, Sremski Karlovci
Michinova, Sremski Karlovci
Jurija Gagarina, Belgrade
Alleya Polikarpova, St.Petersburg
Liteynyy prospekt, St.Petersburg
Calle Guevara, Quito
This was the house of my friends in Quito and the location for a spontaneous freestyle session with ‘Disfraz’, si man.
Gonzalez Suarez, Quito
Garcia Moreno, Quito
Said to be one of Quito’s more dangerous streets, next to “La Ronda”, but when the locals found me working in their street, they liked it and even promised to ‘take care of the patches’, whatever that means.
Plaza San Francisco, Quito
At the church of San Francisco I tried my best staying undercover between Thugs, Nuns and Security Officers lingering about on the plaza.
Rue Cité-Derrière, Lausanne
Place de la Cathédrale 7, Lausanne
Rue Cité-Devant, Lausanne
Sentier des Colombes, Lausanne
Women from Dubai joining the craze.
Rue Pierre-Viret, Lausanne
Photos: Olivier Wavre
Photo: Loic Chaussin
Château Saint-Maire, Lausanne
Rue de la Barre, Lausanne
Photos: Gilles Racine
Place de la Cathédrale, Lausanne
Every year there are many interesting live acts and remarkable bands to come play their songs for the Festival de la cité in Lausanne. That one year, the they invited me to come play with them. Unfortunately my camera broke, but thanks to all the photographers who let me use their images here!
Photos: Olivier Wavre
Fotos: Loic Chaussin
Plaça Nova, Barcelona
A quick patch on the Arxiu Històric de la Ciutat de Barcelona (Historical Archive of the city of Barcelona)
Carrer de la Tapineria, Barcelona
Check out the Interview at Popupcity.net about Reversible Urban practices inspired by their participation.
Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, Barcelona
It should be mentioned, that executions were conducted on the Square of St. Felipe Neri, during the Spanish Civil War. When you see the walls, you will understand why this place is still a symbol for the unresolved anger against the Franco-dictatorship.
Passeig de Picasso, Barcelona
Carrer de Montjuïc del Bisbe, Barcelona
Carrer de Santa Llucía, Barcelona
Carrer del Sots, Barcelona
Carrer de Joaquim Blume, Barcelona
Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, Barcelona
Piata Cascadelort, Barcelona
Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 5, Amsterdam
Peperstraat 6II, Amsterdam
Petperstraat 113, Amsterdam
In collaboration with Platform21and the Institute for Achitecture ARCAM, in Amsterdam many people joined in to brighten up the city.
La Grave, Toulouse
Imaginez Maintenant – Imagine now – took place in cities all over France. In this context, in Toulouse, a festival for contemporary dance, performance and visual arts was organized by the CDC Toulouse.
If you want to see the SLEM3 (Soapbubble life extension machine 3) that I showed in the library of the old hospital,follow this link.
La Madonne, La Grave, Toulouse
I was in Hossegor meeting my friends from androphyne to work on their project about Elias Pozornski. One day we went out to surfer’s paradise on the atlantic ocean. There’s this bunker, which used to be sitting entirely above the dunes, overlooking the ocean. Now the waves are slowly luring the tons of concrete into the depth.
On this hill, says a legend, a guy named George killed a dragon!
Streliska Ulica, Ljubljana
Metelkova, an ancient police-station now place for the independent slovenian art-scene. At night you will find it is the place for partying. At daytime, you see people going along their daily business, with artist-studios and flats.
Hribarjevo nabrezjie, Ljubljana
For a conference initiated by the Museum of transitory art MoTA in collaboration with Artos Foundation I went to Cyprus to talk about temporary and transitory moments in art. I left two little patches on the Arablar Mosque..
UN Buffer Zone, Nikosia
I didn’t grasp the full impact of the ’74 Turkish invasion in the north of this island in the eastern mediterrenean. Cyprus has been divided since between a government-controlled area, comprising the southern two-thirds of the island, and a north third de facto administered by the Turkish. No country recognizes the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” other than Turkey. Around the city center, lays a starshaped citadel. Inside it is divided by these walls:
Welcome to C-Mine in Genk: a Coal Mine, transformed into a Cultural Mine transformed into a part of Dispatchwork. Thanks to all the kids who worked with me very patiently.
I was invited by Platform21, with Arne Hendriks, Lotte Dekker, Heleen Klopper, Martijn Dijkhuizen to the 2010 edition of the Ars Electronica festival in Linz around the topic of ‘Repair’
The Ars Electronica festival is one of the oldest and biggest festivals for new media Art, so imagine how happy I was to take part and have a close look!
The festivals location, an old Tobacco-factory, has a size of more than 30000 sqm and was constructed by Popp and Behrens in 1935 and is protected world heritage.
Pavelló Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona
Central Parc, E85th Str, NYC
General Theological Seminary, NYC
Wooster str/ Broome str, NYC
7th Avenue / Times Square NYC
Rue des Anglais, Massy
La Cimade, Massy
1 Place de France, Massy
Coulée Verte, Massy
Rue Pierre Picard, Massy
Bryant Parc, NYC
7th Av / 32nd Str
West Village Post Office, New York
Hinter dem Rathaus, Arnsberg
Ul. Pestelya, St.Petersburg
Rue du Chevaleret, Paris
After the first patch I realized that I wouldn’t be able to live up to the full potential of these walls, so I sougt help from my cousins and some inspired passersby. We still didn’t manage to finish the whole wall. A friend of mine works in the Collège Guy Moquet de Gennevilliers and I didn’t need to convince her much to drop by with her pupils.
Rue du Chevaleret / Rue de Domrémy, Paris
As for the third big patch, which I think turned out great as well, I will let you discover it without further introduction.
Rue du Chevalret, Paris
After the first patch I realized that I wouldn’t be able to live up to the full potential of these walls, so I sougt help from my cousins and some inspired passersby. A friend of mine works in the Collège Guy Moquet de Gennevilliers and I didn’t need to convince her much to drop by with her 24 students to help me fix up the walls.
Rue du Chevaleret / Rue Charcot, Paris
The Nuit Blanche is a huge art-event which the city of Paris organizes each year. The whole night through, from 7pm to 7am, everyone is invited to discover events throughout the city and to follow a parcour connecting the different events in all parts of paris. Thousands of parisians came to the streets, and also the Paris mayor herself was expected to visit and shake hands. (Nuit Blanche de Paris)
And I was invited to install Dispatchwork in the 13th arrondissment, where I met a wall, which could hold three big patches easily. So in the course of the next three days me and helpers erected these patches within the parcour of nuit blanche in rue Chevalret. Each of these three patches took us around 9 hours to set up, and us working basically from dusk till dawn.
Kloster Wedinghausen, Arnsberg
Alter Markt, Arnsberg
I was invited to the city of Arnsberg to contribute to their event called Internationaler Kunstsommer Arnsberg. Many things are there to be seen, with one of the best Kunstvereine Arnsberg is a very busy place, and is definitely worth a travel. For both the medieval appeal of the old part of town and for the involvement in contemporary art! Many thanks to Andrea and Johannes Teiser for their great hospitality!
Am Leinritt, Bamberg
Sonnentempel Luisenhain, Bamberg
Judenstraße 1, Bamberg
Lange Straße, Bamberg
At Kupfergraben/Dorotheenstraße many people stopped and joined in working remaining holes from WW2.
Dispatchwork was part of ‘20Eventi‘ and the contemporary art festival ‘Arte in Sabina‘ in the region of Sabina with friendly support of the Goethe Institute Rome. We were a group of students around our former professor of Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee Karin Sander.
Former parking lot, Tel Aviv
Matalon 82, Tel Aviv
Thanks to Moshik Hayman, Eran Nave, Yaron Attar and Fumio Sakurai who invited me for their Exhibition at Darom Gallery, an artist-run project space.