An insight into a family tribe living hidden away behind the concrete walls of the city. A pack of separate people, grown into the unity of the Meezenbrukka tribe. In the back of an abandoned store, a family was created. A group where everyone plays their role, and contributes to a comfortable surrounding, respecting everyones needs. A family that looks out after each other, protecting it's tribe members everywhere they go. All dipped in the same Meezenbrukka bodypainting, so everyone is able to recognise they all belong to the same grounds. Proud of one another, like brothers and sisters.
Connection, affection, rebellion, communion and creation.
Meezenbrukka is a fictional project. I was very fascinated by African tribes, and how they perceive community. I wondered what a similar community would look like in our current Western system. As the project grew, and more people participated, the community and it's family feeling kept growing within the group. Everybody wanted to help and contributed to the project.
We went to parties together, all body painted in the Meezenbrukka patterns. A moment that really felt like a tribe. Entering a club loaded by 'normal people', while everyone had the same tribal face paintings, gave even the unknowing visitors of the club the feeling a real tribe walked in.
Even though the tribe is not 'real', a family was created. Everyone is proud of their contribution to Meezenbrukka.