Friday, May 2, 2014

Saludos (Greetings)

Finally I put these guys up in Montreal one fine spring night. They're in an alley off of St. Viateur. Thanks to my two friends that helped.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

made in Dheisheh

A study on the exisiting typologies in Dheisheh. The buildings act like characters. Just like the people in the camp. It feels as if there are no professions but more social roles and unique characters residing in the camp. The buildings reflect the same identity. Aside from the informal housing which in itself reflects the character of its resident, there are a number of buildings in the camp which offer more public functions. These buildings are part of the services of the camp, and as such are comparable to the auxilliary spaces of a house. As the housing units act as bedrooms of the camp residents, these unique units act as the other programs. For example the Ibdaa center is the entertainment unit of the camp, as well as a reception room/foyer. The falafel shop is the kitchen of the camp - the school is the study of the camp, the bridge symbolizes a link with the camp for the refugees that live outside of it. The barber grooms everyone in the camp. The taxi-station is like the front door or the camp. As such to be able to introduce a new function into the camp, it's character needs to be introduced in the right way. The commons of the camp represent the communal life/ the shared spaces which are used by everyone. The symbolism of its function needs to be introduced to the residents of the camp

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Book of Tree Planting Suicides - Digital Version Available Now!

The Book of Tree Planting Suicides is finally available digitally on the INTERNET! Just click on the icon below, it takes you to a flip book. The original book is a screen printed limited edition of 50.
There are 7 hard copies left. Get in touch with me if you want one before they go extinct forever.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

Forest Ruin Hardbakka, Norway

'Unholy water' by me and Phillipe

 Bergen on a nice day
 detail of the altar and water spirit
 a photo of work in progress of Lars, another participant/organizer
 Yao's work in progress

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Future Ruins

An overview of the Future Ruins exhibition  in Norway put together by me and Ali this May:

Future Ruins from tzch on Vimeo.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Boulder Beautification Project

The Boulder Beautification Project is Evan Sabourin's little baby. He really pushed the whole things forward. We trekked up an old block on day off and gave these boulders a make over. It's the most action they've seen in millions of years. We're talking about geological time here. I bet it's the most fun and attention they ever had aside from seeing tree planters pop a couple of trees by them a few years ago.


The green one was especially cool because it was actually exactly the same colour as the background and was nearly impossible to see from the road. We made a giant boulder that has existed for millions of years disappear! It was also fun doing the least illegal ''street art'' ever. Middle of nowhere art.

Then everyone went and painted their own (smaller) boulder


Blinky and Winky reincarnated onto boulder by me and Annie

Garrett Jones everybody

Annah Tierney Mackay


I shot a short video of the whole process (until my made in China battery cut out) so stay tuned for that later.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Istanbul Kopfkino by On/Off

Kopf Kino is a mobile device that allows you to project yourself onto walls or blank facades in your city. It is a camera and projector in 1. It enables the passer-by to be seen on a very large surface and by many people. It should be placed in a public space, encouraging users to “take the stage” and give life to otherwise dormant facades.

Kopf Kino is a project by ON/OFF 

Kopf Kino first started moving aroung berlin and then went to Istanbul but is now waiting to go to other cities.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pine Cone vs. Feather: Burning Man Mural

I painted a mural this year at Burning Man in center camp. I got into the festival 2 days early to do it and it was pretty much a non-stop process. I pulled an all nighter on the Sunday before the gates opened to the general public so I could start festivaling myself. It is a bigger version of this sketch from the Planter's Ball in June. I decided to chose a lighter, more positive, less critical theme than usual to try and be more in the Burning Man spirit and less of an asshole. I think it was a good choice. I guess this is the 3rd mural I've ever done (see 'mural' label at the bottom), and it's the first all just acrylic with paint brush and permanent marker. I went for a very illustrative not so street art style. That is all.