ausschnitt_infoband_edited
Kiosk!Riga
schuhkleiner
baumklein
karte_wasser
hand
genius
Woman Dressing
7w
wandbildohnemenschenklein
When the streets were smoother
Makola
Oshodi
First of May
8 Kopie
Vom Dorf
Between Planets
Traffic islands
Mönckebergstraße
In the open Street
kee
A trip in Berlin
Park
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The Neighborhood at the Park

 

city map, video, 2000

park.jpg
Busch.jpg
vase.gif

The work is composed of a city plan and video which portrays a certain behavior of people in public space: standing around. The habit is less and less familiar in our dynamic contemporary society and is even disapproved of. The district of Kreuzberg was used in this project as a space for observing. The street and park act as an profane ”open air stage” for residents.By observing, one quickly sees that many people use the streets and neighborhood parks as a ”second residency”. The public spaces are not necessarily used for a predetermined leisure activity or density. The city plan (A0, folded) is a scale representation of the neighborhood without portraying the urban infrastructure of streets, buildings, etc. Instead the area was represented through the use of pictograms displaying the people or ”regulars” of certain neighborhood areas who are well known by residents. The video shows a motionless person standing in the bushes, with only the face visible over a long period of time.