«Faris Odeh»

Location: SKUR 14, Holbergskaien

Words borrowed from fellow street art enthusiast, Øistein Jakobsen:

Faris Odeh (December 1985 – 8 November 2000) was a Palestinian boy shot dead by the Israel Defense Forces near the Karni crossing in the Gaza Strip while throwing stones in the second month of the Al-Aqsa Intifada.

A picture of Odeh standing alone in front of a tank, with a stone in his hand and arm bent back to throw it, was taken by a photojournalist from the Associated Press on 29 October 2000.

Ten days later, on 8 November, Odeh was again throwing stones at Karni when he was shot in the neck by Israeli troops. The boy and the image subsequently assumed iconic status within the Palestinian territories as a symbol of opposition to the area’s occupation by Israel.

Artist: Shadi Alzaqzouq from Palestine

📷 by: Ove Jæger Eriksen, December 2nd 2018

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“Making a martyr – Distraction by polarization” by AFK

Location: Hans Holmboes gate/Fosswinckels gate

  • A piece (“Making a martyr”) by local artist AFK has caught a lot of attention the past few days, and caused a lot of fuss:

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VG – Verdens Gang

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Photos by: Øistein Jakobsen, April 2nd 2018

Empire of sweet dreams

Location: Comfort Hotel Bergen Airport

A brilliant, 70 meters long piece by local artist AFK, containing a lot of hidden messages.

Let’s take a closer look:

“Don’t let your fear of looking stupid hold you back”

“Lest we forget DynCorp”

“Banksy did it”

“Nammo”

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“Our future lies in the truth of our past”

Artist: AFK

Photos by: Ove Jæger Eriksen, June 5th 2017