River Tales | Flussgeschichten | 2017 | street art festival

RIVER TALES: The current of Life through Art

RIVER TALES is the redesign of city, countryside and river through contemporary urban art with street art and mural art.
The RIVER VALLEY Street Art Festival aims to create a new access to the river and raise awareness of the important lifeline “Our rivers and streams.”

Much too long, we are already using concrete to obstruct river regions. em>
Far too long we pollute waters, animals and nature. em>
For too long, we are carelessly dealing with the precious resource of water. em>

We want a rethinking of industry, consumers and politics in dealing with our waters. Each of us should deal cautiously with the element water and appreciate our rivers.

Originally, the man has settled once a river regions and river mouths because he appreciated the lifelines. Today, we have narrowed the water veins, taking them the oxygen and note them in many places as a threat of flooding. But the river was and has always been a giver of life.

With the RIVER TALES slogan “The current of Life through Art” – the flow of life through art is to spread in our cities. Art should bring forgotten places back to life, change urban spaces and give people joy.

The mission of the RIVER TALES is “The River of Life”: Our water – where it rises, where it flows, where we use it.

River Tales | Flussgeschichten | 2017 | street art festival
River Tales | Flussgeschichten | 2012 | event of urban art | Macs & Etnik | The legend of the giants
River Tales | Flussgeschichten | 2017 | street art festival
River Tales | Flussgeschichten | 2017 | street art festival
River Tales | Flussgeschichten | 2017 | street art festival
River Tales | Flussgeschichten | 2017 | street art festival
River Tales | Flussgeschichten | 2017 | street art festival
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River Tales | Flussgeschichten | 2017 | street art festival
River Tales | Flussgeschichten | 2017 | street art festival
River Tales | Flussgeschichten | 2017 | street art festival
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River Tales | Flussgeschichten | 2017 | street art festival
River Tales | Flussgeschichten | 2017 | street art festival

THE RIVER TALES – STREET ART FESTIVAL – HISTORY

Already as children, we cared passionately for years for the creek near our parents’ house. We cleaned it up of garbage and put the emphasis on the flora and fauna. We, the team behind the RIVER TALES festival, always wanted to become rock stars to save the world. Today we start with a small festival.

The RIVER TALES street art festival has been held every two to three years since 2012, with steady growth. The idea came into being in 2011. A first forerunner was the OPTICAL CONFUSION mural art festival in Wetzlar in 2006. RIVER TALES wants to strengthen the connection between rivers and cities and to highlight their importance, to increase the quality of life in the city and to stand for the element of water. The RIVER TALES artworks should create visually perceptible a closer combination of city, person and nature. Anecdotes and cultural backgrounds of the region are included in some of the artworks. Contemporary art and urban street art reinterpret the interplay of city, countryside and river.
With regard to urban art and street art, Giessen already played a pioneering role in the development of German street and urban art in the 1990s, and was one of Europe’s major cities alongside Berlin, Dortmund, Munich, Paris and London. One goal of the RIVER TALES Festival in Giessen is to strengthen this culture in Giessen and make it visible in the current flow of art.
The RIVER TALES creates a platform for artists and regional creatives to make their works permanently and free of charge accessible to the public. The event promotes the exchange between artists of different backgrounds and from different countries. The festival creates a dialogue with citizens and those interested in urban art and street art.
In parallel with the art events, RIVER TALES cooperates with local institutions, associations and groups on environmental protection, local creative industries and our rivers.

The RIVER TALES street art festival and its initiators were honored by the Federal Government of Germany in 2014 with the title “Cultural and Creative Pilot Germany”. The project received a grant from cultural funding Giessen-Wetzlar in 2011/2012. In 2014 it was supported by the city of Giessen and other supporters during the State Garden Show in Giessen. In 2017, the festival and the organizing team were awarded and honored with the “Ab in die Mitte” award by the Hessian Ministry of Environment, Climate Protection, Agriculture and Consumer Protection. In the same year, the team also achieved a successful crowdfunding via Startnext to realize the third episode of the festival.

RIVER TALES is a NON-PROFIT-PROJECT. The organizing team of the RIVER TALES Festival does the organization and realization in many parts voluntarily. RIVER TALES is initiated and curated by the 3Steps collective.

 

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 The London Police for RIVER TALES | #RIVERTALES #CityTales #streetart #festival 2018 #AbindieMitte #RiverTales2018 #AbindieMitte2018 #Hessen #Giessen #muralart #love #LondonPolice #TLP | Location: Ringallee 42 Gießen | @thelondonpolice  The London Police work in progress shot | #RIVERTALES #Festival #Giessen #CITYTALES #AbindieMitte #Hessen | #tlp #thelondonpolice #great #fun #truelove #number42 #ringallee | @chinnybond @thelondonpolice... to be continued  It's a great evening with @babelifacemusic @funkyharlekinz #styledepartmentgiessen and @gebruedergold | thanx @#betabox for this amazing location at #Schlachthof #Giessen and @whokilledthepig for the catering | #yourarethebest | thanx for everyone who came around! The event still runs a bit... Your #RIVERTALES #CityTales #streetart #festival #2018 team #CultureJam | #AbindieMitte #Giessen #Hessen #AbindieMitte2018 #breakdance #beatbox #rockmusic #culture #today | we are one | Yours @3stepsCrew  One of the amazing graphic artworks of Kera1 for RIVER TALES 2018 | #Seltersweg #Selterstor #Contipark | #RIVERTALES #CityTales #AbindieMitte #AbindieMitte2018 #Hessen #Giessen #streetart #muralart #art @giessen.de @kera.1  Next artist for RIVER TALES Festival 2018: @misterwoodland | its gonna be a five story mural at @Waltorstraße25 | #RIVERTALES #CityTales #AbindieMitte #AbindieMitte2018 #Hessen #Giessen #MrWoodland #MuralArt #StreetArt ...watch out the next days!!!   RIVER TALES Trommel-Workshop an der Lahn So. 30.09. 15:00-17:00 Uhr | Ort: Gegenüber, Lahnufer Schlachthofstraße, beim Who Killed the Pig | Ein Trommelworkshop mit der Kulturgruppe „Die Welt“ der AWO direkt an der Lahn. Zum Erlernen von Handtrommeln und einem kulturellen Austausch. Auch bei schlechtem Wetter unter Pavillions. Bitte warm anziehen. Die Teilnahme ist kostenfrei. Familien mit Kindern willkommen. | #CityTales #RiverTales #Festival #2018 ABindieMitte #Hessen #Giessen #Awo #Trommeln #Gegenüber @whokilledthepig @gegenueber_giessen
 Heute Abend startet das letzte RIVER TALES Programm für dieses Jahr | Kino-Sonderveranstaltung "Beat Street" 20h im Kinopolis, Gießen | Ticket 5h | #RIVERTALES #RiverTales2018 #AbindieMitte2018 #AbindieMitte #Giessen #Hessen #streetart #graffitiart #breakdance #hiphop #Kinopolis #Kino |  Der Spielfilm gibt einen tollen Einblick in die Anfänge der Hip-Hop Kultur in New York mit Graffiti, Breakdance und Musik! See you this evening  #BackToTheRoots  Es war heute eine tolle Stadtführung mit zeitgenössischer Street Art und Stadtgeschichte. Danke an Dagmar von Giessen Tourist für die tiefe Recherche und das Fachwissen über die Geschichte vieler Gassen, Gebäude, Ecken und Winkel unserer wunderbaren Stadt. Ein farbenfrohes Herbstwetter und die Zugvögel ermöglichten einen tollen Rahmen des wunderbaren goldenen Oktobertages! Danke! #RIVERTALES #streetart #festival #Giessen #CITYTALES #AbindieMitte #AbindieMitte2018 #Hessen #streetarttour #muralart #Stadtgeschichte @giessen.de | @stinkfish @etnik @stencilcity @misterwoodland and more...  We are ready for the evening! #RIVERTALES #CITYTALES 2018 #CultureJam | doors open at 17:30h start at 18:00h at BetaBox Schlachthof Gießen.  Some shots of the finished mural by Mister Woodland | #RIVERTALES #streetart #festival #CityTales #AbindieMitte #2018 #Giessen #Hessen | #muralart #raincoat #fox #prayer | enjoy @misterwoodland  RIVER TALES Festival Event jetzt! Trommelworkshop mit der Flüchtlingsgruppe im @gegenueber_giessen, Schlachthofstraße direkt an der Lahn. Kommt vorbei und lauscht, tanzt oder trommelt mit. 3Steps | #AbindieMitte2018 #RiverTales #CityTales #Awo #DieWelt  @kera.1 for #RIVERTALES #streetart #festival 2018 #kera1 #AbindieMitte #Giessen | Location: Fußweg an der Wieseck zwischen Alicenstraße & Bleichstraße | Amazing!
 Heute RIVER TALES Kino-Sondervorstellungen im Kinopolis Gießen: „BANKSY. Exit Through the Giftshop“, 20h, Ticket 5 EUR, Die Icone der Street Art Filme. Ein Muss. #RIVERTALES #RiverTales2018 #CITYTALES #streetart #festival #Giessen #AbindieMitte2018 #AbindieMitte #Hessen | #Banksy #ExitThroughTheGiftshop #Kino #Movie #Cinema #Kinopolis @Kinopolis @giessenevent @giessen.de  Wir freuen uns heute auf das RIVER TALES Festival Programm: Die besondere Stadtführung: Street Art trifft auf Stadtgeschichte So. 14.10.2018, 11:00-13:00h in Kooperation mit Gießen Tourist, Start am Stadtkirchturm Ecke Burggraben Zwischen Street Art und Fassadenkunst Geschichten von alteingesessenen Bürgern (den Schlammbeisern) zur Stadtgeschichte erfahren. Wer wohnte mal hier? Was befand sich in diesem Haus? Warum hat diese Straße ihren Namen oder was gibt es hier und dort vielleicht zu erleben. Ein Rundgang zwischen Kunst und Stadtgeschichte. #RIVERTALES #streetart #festival #Giessen #2018 | #CityTales #AbindieMitte #AbindieMitte2018 #Hessen #Stadtführung | @giessen.de  Heute ab 18h! RIVER TALES Culture Jam Samstag 13. Oktober Einlass 17:30h Veranstaltung 18:00-21:00h freier Eintritt! Ihr seid alle willkommen: von Jung bis Alt, Jugendliche, Familien mit Kinder,... Location: Beta-Box Gottfried-Arnold-Str. 3A Alter Schlachthof, Gießen Programm BREAKDANCE: Style Department, Giessen Funky Harlekinz, Marburg @funkyharlekinz SINGER-SONGWRITER: Gebrüder Gold Akustik Set @gebruedergold BEATBOX: Babeli, Marburg @babelifacemusic + Specials Guests After-Party: @ WhoKilledthePig  Porky Beat Club  ab 21:00h Eintritt 5 EUR @RiverTales @giessen.de @elefantenklomag @giennale @giesenerallgemeine @giesseneranzeiger @lahnkultur @AbindieMitte | #CITYTALES a #RIVERTALES episode #streetartfestival 2018 | #Beatbox #Breakdance #LiveMusic  Mr. Woodland painted an amazing wall at Walltor Str. 25 in Giessen | We are so happy to have such a great artist in our amazing lineup for this year's RIVER TALES festival  | #MrWoodland #MisterWoodland #MuralArt #streetart #paint #fox 🦊 #Walltorstrasse | #RIVERTALES #CityTales #AbindieMitte #AbindieMitte2018 #Hessen #Giessen #RiverTales2018 |  follow him @misterwoodland  Part of @kera.1 first mural during this week for RIVER TALES Festival 2018. One more to come. | #CityTales #RIVERTALES #AbindieMitte #AbindieMitte2018 #Giessen #Hessen #muralart #streetart #kera1 #contemporaryart #popart #pattern #killingit  Gestern toller Meditationskurs mit Nils Schmalenbach beim #RiverTales #festival | #MBSR Trainer #Giessen #RiverTales2018 #AbindieMitte