Absolut Vodka


Miriam_Frank_Tattoo_AbsolutOn Saturday July 19th, 2014 Absolut Vodka celebrated the completion of Munich by Absolut. This was the first time Absolut initiated the unique global event series “Locals by Absolut”, showcasing both the best established artists from the Munich scene along with its most promising talents in one complete artwork. Over 72 hours the seven young artists from different creative disciplines transformed the empty villa in Pullach, Munich into a colorful, creative space full of life and energy, using the existing structures and some of the interior left and combining them with their own creative expressions.Philipp Frank made a powerful first impression with the colourful, joyful and shiny entrance, mixing together signs, patterns and shapes in his very own style. Betty Mü stunned with her poetic video and light installation, creating tender patterns and forms on the wall with the projection of light through a net lace. Sebastian Wandl and Matthias Mross from the artist collective Haus75 created two rooms, one displaying a shipping tanker and the other a large truck in a rough atmosphere, both serving as reminders of the vacant villa waiting to be demolished. Farbenpracht Tattoo Studio’s artists Miriam Frank and Andrik Farbenpracht tattooed an intricate tale of a sailor and his quest to keep a hold of his home onto an old couch. Ewald Wildtraut came up with some fantastic interpretations of the house’s history and created fictitious characters with lives and stories that took place there. Jessica Kallage Götze displayed a wax figure lying on real grass surrounded by arrows, symbolizing the human connection to nature and the danger based around the human being. Last but not least, Patrick Hartl impressed with his explosion of illustrations, calligraphy, and digital compositing which carried through to the hallways of the house.