Regarde par ici,...Und dort die Puschkinallee
HD 25 min., colour, sound, German, French and English with english Subtitles, 2017 /18
The camera’s gaze rises high above an area in Berlin, where the paths of tourists, homeless people, passersby and police officers cross. Then the gaze sweeps into the interior of a room and we realize where we are: in a watchtower that once controlled the no man’s land where East and West collided. In the background we hear radio broadcasts connecting time and space – a transformation of the regimes of gaze as the transformation of disciplinary architectures. The entire scenario metaphorically short-circuits the architectural and social “interior and exterior” and shows our social order as historically stratified power relations of exclusions, demarcations and transitions.