Artist in Residence 2018, Berlin
Unter den Linden, in situ
UNTER DEN LINDEN, 2018, graphite on muslin, 84 x 119 cm
Kulturbrauerei, in situ
KULTURBRAUEREI, 2018, graphite on muslin, 84 x 119 cm
Wall, in situ
MAUER I, 2018, graphite on muslin, 84 x 119 cm
Wall, in situ
MAUER II, 2018, graphite on muslin, 84 x 119 cm
Jewish Cemetery, Schönhauser Allee, in situ
JÜDISCHER FRIEDHOF (Landshoff), 2018, graphite on muslin, 84 x 119 cm
JÜDISCHER FRIEDHOF (Mossner), 2018, graphite on muslin, 84 x 119 cm
Toleranzgasse, stumbling blocks
TOLERANZGASSE, 2018, graphite on muslin, 84 x 119 cm
Holocaust Memorial, in situ
HOLOCAUST MAHNMAL, 2018, graphite on muslin, 84 x 119 cm
Charlottenburger Tor
CHARLOTTENBURGER TOR, 2018, graphite on muslin, 84 x 119 cm
Sanssoucis Park, in situ
PARK SANSSOUCI, 2018, graphite on muslin, 84 x 119 cm
Cecilienhof Palace, in situ
Detail SCHLOSS CECILIENHOF, 2018, graphite on muslin
SCHLOSS CECILIENHOF, 2018, graphite on muslin, 84 x 119 cm
Peacock Island, in situ
PFAUENINSEL (SCHINKEL), 2018, graphite on muslin, 84 x 119 cm
PFAUENINSEL (Lenné), 2018, graphite on muslin, 84 x 119 cm
LIEBESSCHWÜRE PFAUENINSEL, 2018, graphite on muslin, 84 x 119 cm
Red Town Hall
ROTES RATHAUS, 2018, graphite on muslin, 84 x 119 cm
Alexanderplatz, in situ
ALEXANDERPLATZ, 2018, graphite on muslin, 84 x 119 cm
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, in situ
GEDÄCHTNISKIRCHE, 2018, graphite on muslin, 84 x 119 cm
Kastanienhain, in situ
KASTANIENHAIN, 2018, graphite on muslin, 84 x 119 cm
Victory column, in situ
SIEGESSÄULE, 2018, graphite on muslin, 84 x 119 cm
Soviet War Memorial (Treptow), in situ
SOWJET-EHRENMAL (Treptower Park), 2018, graphite on muslin, 84 x 119 cm
Soviet War Memorial (Schönholzer Heide), in situ
SOWJET-EHRENMAL (Schönholzer Heide, Pankow), 2018, graphite on muslin, 84 x 119 cm
Tempelhof Field I, in situ
Tempelhof Field II, in situ
TEMPELHOFER FELD, 2018, graphite on muslin, 84 x 119 cm
Old Arsenal, in situ
ZEUGHAUS, 2018, graphite on muslin, 84 x 119 cm
Tiergarten, in situ
TIERGARTEN, 2018, graphite on muslin, 84 x 119 cm

 

X square meters of Berlin

This cycle of frottages shows "portrayals" of identity-invoking locations in the city of Berlin. The basic idea is the rubbing and embossing of a one square meter section of each wall and ground surface with graphite on muslin. Historically, politically and / or socially significant places, chosen subjectively by the artist result in a highly alienating overall picture of the city, reflected through the artist's gaze. The titles, such as "Siegessäule", "Wall" or "Holocaust Memorial" suggest their origin.

And yet, each study stands in its own right. The image layout is selected according to classical painting criteria, while the rubbing technique bears the artist’s individual imprint. The lightness of the fabric, the reduction of colour to gray, a non-color, and the subtle sheen of the graphite are in stark contrast to the three-dimensional, compact mass of the "originals".

Notwithstanding the sensuality of the presentation, the subject’s inherent conflict remain in evidence.