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SWINEMÜNDER.

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UNTITLED.

Berlin Mitte

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These two complementary installations were created in a workshop, which set its focus on two cities dealing with either current or former territorial and political division. Berlin-Jerusalem.

 

The first intervention Swinemünder which was set up on a bridge, focusses on the personal spatial perception of borders with the aim to evoke a critical reflection of every day experiences.

The most interesting character of a bridge is its ambuigity to connect and to separate likewise. The unifying element and the divising element is the same one, as M. de Certeau puts it in his book the Practice of Everydaylife.

 

After having dealt with the element of the bridge as a place of crossing and transition, we brought the topic of the in-between to the Aedes Galery.

Untitled deals with a 'highly heterotopian space', a distorted image, depicting the act of crossing. The installation depicts the ambiguity of the projection, namely flattening a spatial image, transforming it into a two-dimensional one.  

This work deals with two types of borders which can’t be considered separately: physical borders and mental borders as both human decisions.

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By: C. Bernstein, A. Hadar, V. Dimitrova, S. Nick

 Workshop Jerusalem-Berlin:

Strategies of Knowledge Production I 

[www.jebe-cities.com]

 

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