[Interview] What does graffiti & street artist SOZI36 want from Kreuzberg?

Sozi36 likes to decorate mattresses and rubbish on the streets of Kreuzberg with his political messages and provocative jokes. I tried to find out more about his intentions.
27 Jan ’17 by Sara Community, Street Life

#BERLINKISSES: Kommunikation auf den Wänden Berlins

Berlin ist ein Irrenhaus mit schwarzem Brett, wo jeder scheinbar einen Platz hat, um mal kurz Luft abzulassen. Mal abgesehen von den Irren und Idioten, die den ganzen Tag an öffentlichen Plätzen herum kreischen, ist die Stadt auch vollgeschrieben: mit willkürlichen Nachrichten. Auf Häuserwänden und U-Bahntüren, auf Brücken und Straßen. Das geht über politische Statements oder Graffiti-des-Graffitis-Wegen manchmal hinaus. Was da zusammen kommt, ist eine Konversation über Zeit und Raum hinweg: die #berlinkisses.
28 Jul ’16 by Sara #berlinkisses


"Because it's good for your health I decided to be happy" "But that's not covered by insurance!"
19 Mar ’15 by Sara #berlinkisses

#berlinkisses: With Concept

"I am not an artist, I hustle".  Of course, most people who write on walls wouldn't consider themselves artists. And yet there are some - by accident or by choice - who would pass through as conceptual thinkers at the least. Some of them have been very self-conscious about their writings on the wall, as we have found out in the past couple of days while roaming the streets.
7 Jul ’14 by Sara #berlinkisses

Endgegner Kisses

Here's an interesting imperative: Stock aus dem Arsch und los, loosely translated into: get that stick out of your ass and go! That should set you in the right mood for when the thunderstorm begins in a minute.
11 Jun ’14 by Sara #berlinkisses

Where Is The Weed?

An old one I found in my archives. I took it in 2011 (I think) on the corner of Wrangel and Tabor, sprayed across the entrance of the Taborkirche. The proper answer is: in Görlitzer Park.
20 May ’14 by Sara #berlinkisses

A Kiss For Mother’s Day

Happy mothers day! I tried to find something better but I guess "MUTTIS RAUS" really takes the cake of the most ridiculous kiss I've seen (well, I've also seen FRAUEN RAUS but missed the opportunity of taking a picture, sorry). Ironically, the phrase was smeared under the windows of a young creative agency. I mean - I'd expect it at a Kindergarten. Whatever. Happy mothers day!
12 May ’14 by Sara #berlinkisses

Mean Kisses

Berliners aren't exactly known for being extra charming to each other. In true Prussian efficiency, no more words than necessary are wasted on formalities and politeness. Some kisses have reflected not only the lack of manners but also the downright aggressive tone of the city.
24 Apr ’14 by Sara #berlinkisses

#berlinkisses from Reichenberger Kiez

16 Apr ’14 by Sara #berlinkisses

Voll Schön vs. Shine Bright

The conspicuous facade of the Spreewaldplatz swimming pool (with JUST having left his mark all over it) is always victim of whitewash graffiti. My favorites are rather positive kisses (referencing Ri Ri at least once) and thankfully shadowing a big ass ugly THC piece.
10 Apr ’14 by Sara #berlinkisses

Küzzen aus Liebe

At the Penny in Reichenberger Straße.
28 Mar ’14 by Sara #berlinkisses

#berlinkisses at Gerichtstraße

Two wonderful kisses, found after a long nights rave on Gerichtstraße in Wedding. I used to live in that corner of Berlin (I wear it on me like a veterans badge) and I still shudder when passing on Magendoktor, probably the worst and best Kneipe of Berlin.  Anyway. Those two are special: one buffed over tag/graffiti just to be defaced again: Wenn schon hässlig, dann richtig. Might just be a personal thing (my humor doesn't have high standards), but "hässlich" is just funnier written with a g.
25 Mar ’14 by Sara #berlinkisses

Deutschland, Du Opfer

Deutschland, Du Opfer, Gib Handy!
21 Mar ’14 by Sara #berlinkisses

I Really Need To …

I Really Need To Discover Sex
16 Mar ’14 by Sara #berlinkisses