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Jeder Traum Hat Seinen Weg is a pop-up exhibition of graphic postcards and signs showcasing a collection of texts from raw graffiti found across Europe and beyond.

 

The title comes from a graffiti encountered by the artist on a bridge around Neukölln in 2011, which led to an ongoing project exploring found texts and symbols through observation, documentation and appropriation.

 

Presented in a former-shop-turned-project space in the bohemian village of Rixdorf, this particular installation presents 200+ texts expressing a wide range of thoughts and

declarations left behind by anonymous strangers, from personal to political and everything in between.

 

While most of the found texts are in English, this series also features words and messages in multiple languages such as German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Lithuanian.

 

The concept is an attempt to reflect on the different threads of life today by considering the potential implications of the fragments of stories and ideas imprinted in public spaces from various cultures and locations.

 

Patrick Joseph is an interdisciplinary artist based in London. He previously published a book of found graffiti entitled Poet Fool (2016), a photo-essay on contemporary society according to the streets. His current practice aims to explore manifestations of human experience, from graffiti and archives to forms of communication, through images, objects and encounters. He studied multimedia arts at the University of London (Royal Holloway), and University of the Arts London (London College of Communication, and Wimbledon College of Arts).

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