Worktype: Sound Installation / Performance
Materials: Mobile Webcam, space, location, found objects and people
Info: Factory Berlin
Between 2002-2004 I made a series of visits to an artist-run space in the old industrial area of Schöneweide, East Berlin where I presented a number of sound installations and performances. This short film documents some of the activity from that time.
Tief und weit / dunkel / kuehl / klar / heel und unbegrenzt / ist der indusrielle raum.
“One of the largest areas of now abandoned industrial production and around Berlin can be found in Berlin-Schoneweide. It forms part of the European industrial cultural heritage. Beautiful monuments create the atmosphere of this part of Berlin. They bear witness to the former industries and determine to this day the lives of those who live there. Most of the warehouses and factories gleaming in yellow brick are situated alongside The River Spree. A road runs through their middle. The workers’ living quarters were erected on one side of this road, the sites for production in the other. When AEG/TRO and KWO closed down in 1996, about 25,000 men and women lost their jobs.”
Deep and wide / dark / cool / clear / bright and endless / is the industrial space.
This local area and its current state
Vacant industrial sites
Position and articulate
Within the chosen concept
Recognised / realised / ignored / overcome / resolved
Diversity of the location
Paths of exploration
The enviroment that helped shape those works
He’s doing artificial things