Teufelsberg Calling

Teufelsberg, Berlin

Set a few miles West from the centre of Berlin is a former US listening station called Teufelsberg.

For much of the Cold War, the Americans and British used the Teufelsberg – a 120-metre hill in the west of Berlin to eavesdrop – for surveillance over Warsaw Pact countries.

It has now laid empty for 30 years with numerous plans to redevelop the site failing – so currently it houses the burgeoning art scene in the German capital.

Teufelsberg, BerlinTeufelsberg, Berlin
Teufelsberg, Berlin

Many artists now visit to paint on the tall domed structures and the surrounding ancillary buildings too.

One artist who attended the Stilbruch Festival in 2017 was British artist Wasp Elder who painted alongside Helen Bur, Elbocho, and Rotzenkoll to name a few.

Wasp Elder painted on the side of one of the larger bricked buildings which contained some hoardings attached to it acting as a giant canvas. (Instant grid alert!)

Luckily the artist and organisers took some progress pictures to document the painting.

And the results were truly stunning.

The work features two males of which only one full face is visible and another holds someone else’s hand.

There is also a giant cheese plant too!

Teufelsberg, Berlin
Teufelsberg, Berlin
Teufelsberg, BerlinTeufelsberg, Berlin
Teufelsberg, Berlin
Teufelsberg, Berlin
Teufelsberg, Berlin
Teufelsberg, Berlin
Teufelsberg, Berlin
Teufelsberg, Berlin
Teufelsberg, Berlin
Teufelsberg, Berlin
Teufelsberg, Berlin
Teufelsberg, Berlin

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