Life Against The Wall

Where Berlin - - SIGHTSEEING -

It’s an imag­i­nary au­tumn day in the 1980s, and as a fam­ily moves out of their apart­ment, some artists draw graf­fiti on the Ber­lin Wall and punks drink beer next to their trailer van, all un­der the scru­ti­niz­ing eyes of a few East Ger­man guards, who watch West­ern life from the watch­tower on the other side of the death strip. Artist Yade­gar Asisi lived in Kreuzberg dur­ing this time, and his im­pres­sive Wall Panorama (p. 34), en­cased in a cylin­dri­cal struc­ture near Check­point Char­lie, shows the ba­nal yet cruel ev­ery­day re­al­ity of the di­vided city. Vis­i­tors en­ter an am­phithe­ater sur­rounded by a 3-m-high and 20-m-long Wall dio­rama that comes to life through light ef­fects and sounds, with the aim of con­vey­ing the dis­qui­et­ing feel­ing the Wall gen­er­ated.

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