Wiegenlied


Wiegenlied, 2004.
Wiegenlied at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Photo by Bull.Miletic.
Wiegenlied, 2004.
Wiegenlied at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Photo by Bull.Miletic.
Wiegenlied, 2004.
Wiegenlied at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Photo by Bull.Miletic.
  • 2004
  • Single-channel video installation
  • DVD, video projector with built-in speakers, pillow
  • 16'35", loop

A vertically suspended video beamer projects a circle-shaped image onto a white pillow on the floor. The video shows the view from a remote-controlled camera, searching for physical remnants of the GDR's Berlin Wall (1961-1989) on numerous locations along the wall's former path through the city. The circle-shaped image slowly spins, which stands in a stark contrast to the dynamic pace of the video footage. The subtle soundtrack, which is emitting from the video beamer, is a continuous repetition of Paul Lincke's1 composition "Berliner Luft."2 This 100-year-old march is a hymn of Berlin. For the installation purpose, the composition is recorded live while played on a small musical-box that could be found in most tourist stores around Berlin.

  1. Paul Lincke: German composer (1866 - 1946)
  2. "Berliner Luft," military march [3:50] April 28, 1904.