The Israeli artist Eran Shakine creates the motif for the billboard at Lenbachplatz during a public live painting with graffiti markers. The work, painted on a PVC tarpaulin, depicts the figures of a boy and a girl whose individuality is cancelled out in favour of universal aspects of human existence. The girl is inside her hula hoop in a confined space where she can only spin around herself and is cut off from the outside world. The boy standing motionless with the ball postulates stasis and social passivity.
In the captions below, however, Eran Shakine counters these gestures of supposed isolation and separation with messages of love and social acceptance, thus also reflecting the fundamental human need for participation in a community.
Eran Shakine, born in Israel in 1962, lives and works in Tel Aviv.