systemrelevant
2021
installation

This exhibition is an installation that compares and contrasts the trend and the history of conflict in Berlin—a critical commentary on Berlin’s development into a “cool” city 30 years after the fall of the Wall.

There is a light installation in the main room that resembles anti-tank obstacles and quote from Günter de Bruyn, the writer in East Germany, “I was able to study the process of habituation as I recognized it in myself.”

Next to the main room of the light installation, there are two side rooms: an East Hipster Café and a West Hipster Café, which parody the trend of Berlin.  In each area of the cafés, people can find a part of an interview with a former East Berliner or a former West Berliner about life during the period of the Berlin Wall.