Moritzplatz — FORMS OF BRUTALITY
Pen, pencil and acrylic paint on canvas
Dimensions: (2X) 170 x 180 cm
Berlin: Moritzplatz — Currently a hotspot of gentrification, the area carries an exceptional history marked by trauma. Using a psychogeographical approach combined with archive and internet-based research I examined pre-war maps and imagery. These included the urban fabric and courtyard formation of Berlin ca. 1910 and the Allied bombings of the area, marked in varying reds. A second, post-war layer reveals the footprint of the wall, guard towers and “death strip”. A third layer, representative of todays existing reality captures current and future rental prices and documents the developers and corporations that have begun buying tracts of land for high-end offices, restaurants and luxury retail. The ensuring conflicts, struggles and protests are also chronicled.
Photographer Larissa Fassler
An indepth interview about the work HERE
Exhibition view, Berlin Art Prize at SMAC Berlin HERE