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Goodbye Smiley!
Wednesday | 12. February 2014
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Goodbye Smiley!

Last year we parted from the Smiley project "Public Face" with a heavy heart. The Smiley had been an integral part of the Malzfabrik since Malzwiese 2011 and was visible from far away during the day and especially at night. The three artists Julius von Bismarck, Benjamin Maus and Richard Wilhelmer launched the project to capture the moods of the Berlin people.

 

Cameras were installed at various locations around the city to capture the facial expressions of pedestrians and then transfered them to the "Public Face". The Smiley could sometimes even appear downright sad, next to his cheerful, happy or grim expression. Human emotions after all. But now the Smiley has moved to a high-rise in the Austrian capital in recent weeks to reflect the moods over there.

 

We miss him very much and not just us! A few days ago we received a message from the neighborhood. The Schmidt family told us their regret at the loss of the sculpture. That touched us very much and therefore we surprised our neighbors with a little Smiley memory package with the "Public Face" in full picture format, which was accepted with great pleasure.

 

We hope to have softened the loss a little bit and look forward to such a cordial and attentive neighborhood!

 

More information on the current location here>>.