December 2008: Flea markets
Flea markets attract visitors searching for unique items, for trash, for the unexpected. Flea markets are thorns in the flesh of investors. Flea markets provide business opportunities for the flexible and creative. Buying and selling is an individual and unique experience. And it requires spotting in the first place.
Flea market visitors in search of surprising arrangements, joyful details, glimpses of the atmosphere. Snapshots from Berlin and Brussels.
Dwellers in Warsaw’s Praga district get nostalgic about the 1970-s and 80-s when semi-criminal smugglers controled the local markets and ensured reasonable profits for traders. Some of them are still trying to make a living from selling second-hand or imported goods. Prospects are miserable but a few patriots are convinced that Bazaar Rozycki “was, is and will always be”.
The trailer portraits Kazanskiy Bazar and its traders and spots the human face in an atmosphere which follows a logic of survival.
I don’t have to go abroad, travel for a long time or go to another city to change my environment. I just have to wake up early, get on my bike and in about twenty minutes I’m encountering a new world. A short film…
The pond of a small village was emptied after 5 years. A lot of remarkable things came to the surface – both on account of humans and fish.
A flea market visit can challenge one’s perception because of the diversity and quantity of objects which are exposed there. This animation tries to depict the chaos and randomness of flea markets in a playful way.