Pokémon versus reality

CPH pumpehuset pokemonOne of the things we’ve been hearing a lot about (and possibly playing a lot) this summer is Pokémon Go. How people are seeing the world through their cellphone, instead of focusing on the world as it is. The names of the different Pokémon and which ones are easier to find. In general, we’ve found a game where we can hide away in plain sight, and think about something other than the different problems happening around the world.

When we were in Copenhagen this July (2016), they were painting walls outside a place called Pumpehuset, and one of the walls were decorated with this. A phone-screen containing a lot of color and Pokémon, and the darker background surrounding the phone, where the people pictured are struggling. And it feels like a piece of street art that just explains the summer of 2016 pretty well.



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