Dublin Flea Market
Once a month fleas and humans get together to put on a market. A market with objects that are full of stories and often history and even sometimes, fleas. You will come across old war heroes and kids who only think of the next sugar hit. In other words Dublin Flea Market is a mecca for diversity. The organisers also started a little something for local artists and designers. Each month a different artist makes the poster for that months flea market and is printed as a limited edition run. The artist gets all the profit and a small group of people get a unique piece of work.
The Pixel Trade was to capture the market and put together a little stop motion to promote an exhibition coming up for the posters, on the 16th November 2013. Each night the organisers of the Dublin Flea Market have a big dinner to celebrate... well just because it’s a good reason to have a big dinner. So out we went and that night, something cheeky happened in the streets of Dublin.
Interview with two flea stalls
Describe your most memorable adventure as a child.
S1: Going to Paris with my brother when I was 14 and getting arrested for fare hopping on the metro.
S2: Taking my first flight on aer lingus from cork to London w mum and dad...having tea and cadburys club milk biscuit served when I was 8!
What is the most interesting thing you’ve found at a flea market?
S1: A 3rd reich letter seal where the handle was in the shape of Hitler's head.
S2: My black African lady ashtray where smoke from cigs come out from her mouth!
Are there any secrets to a good flea market stall?
S1: Having a good product to sell and low, low prices.
S2: For me to merchandize my treasures so people can enjoy how they would look in their place...having a talking point using props..to interact w people.
What are you most afraid of in life?
S2: Being alone.
Is there anything you cannot sell?
S1: I couldn't sell something that I wouldn't be interested in buying myself.
S2: I don't think there's anything I can't sell...apart from me!
Describe your most memorable adventure as an adult.
S1: I cycled alone in west and central Africa for 7 months. Going to the Congo was a lifetime dream, and reaching there by bicycle was an incredible experience.
S2: My decision to leave Seattle and go to Maui to work and live for an incredible 7 year adventure!
If you had to recommend a favourite music album, what would it be?
S1: Kid A, Radiohead
S2: Fav music album of mine would b David bowie Ziggy Stardust!