Work

Grenzgänger

(2015) Audiowork. Piece for a woman in high heels and Whispering Wall, 1:00 min. in loop.
Ttl. transl: frontier worker(s), border crosser(s)

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This room is being defined by both space and time (distance and duration) by a woman who is continuously walking around it in a circle. It takes her exactly 60 seconds to walk around the room once.

Background
The recordings were made on the Große Bunkerberg, a 78 meters high hill in Volkspark Friedrichshain, also known as Mont Klamott. It is a Trümmerkippe, build on a WWII bunker. After the war, this was one of the places where the debris of the destroyed city was piled up, forming this hill. Up there you are at one of the highest points of the city, literally standing on its former remains.

When you listen to this work in the Green Room, your ears are actually on Mont Klamott.

This piece was part of the Whispering Wall exposition at the ‘Kultur Tage Buch 2015’ in Berlin.