ARTBASE FESTIVAL 2019 – MURALS IN RURAL RUINS


Artbase is a festival of urban art moving in a vivid kaleidoscope between painting and party on deserted grounds. The first issue took place in 2011 at the former pulmonary hospital Grabowsee. During the last weekend of August 2019 it was realized again in the former and now abandoned lunatic asylum Domjüch close to Neustrelitz (80 kms north of Berlin). Nearly 150 international urban artists transformed these ruins into a wild, romantic and very alive place.

 

A smooth wind blows through the long abandoned houses‘ empty corridors, while a warm and friendly summer sun gleams through the ailing cracks. Inside the ruins, a conglomeration of fading colors and amazing street art works decorate the walls.

A place where nature has slowly recaptured the old walls. Deserted, long hallways, abandoned rooms with only faint memories.

 

But suddenly a soft hissing of a spray can sounds. Someone presses a button. Suddenly sounds are coming through the empty rooms. Loud voices echo through the old walls and the place awakens.

After WW II the buildings were used for military purposes by the Soviet Red Army which left the site in 1993, the start of a long and deep slumber which was interrupted abruptly now by all kinds of colors, visions and phantastic dreams painted on the crumbling walls of this remote place.

And last but not least on the premises you will find also the namegiver of the site, a beautiful forest lake called Domjüchsee.

Jo’s Monday walk : Alvor & the Estuary

 

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22 thoughts on “ARTBASE FESTIVAL 2019 – MURALS IN RURAL RUINS”

  1. I love these, it’s a great way to brighten up abandoned and forgotten buildings isn’t it? 🙂

    I only became interested in street art just a few months ago and photographed some great examples in Manchester and Blackburn, both not many miles from my home town. I’ve recently photographed some good ones in Dublin while on holiday and those will be in a future post on my blog.

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      1. Enjoy the Pivo. (Only Czech word I managed to learn. That and Dobri den). Loved Prague when we went… almost 15 years ago. Wasn’t so crowded then. I hope October is all right tourists-wise.

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  2. Truly amazing, and what a wonderful way to transform a disused area. I love street art and some of this is outstanding, but even if it weren’t, the colours, the vibrancy and the sheer energy of the works make it so well worth preserving. Thanks for bringing this to our attention

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