The Icebergs, 2007 – 2008
A stroll along the former border and the route of the wall through Berlin reveals a surprising array of terraced housing and estates that were built on the outer edges of (West and East) Berlin as part of 1960s’ and 1970’s urban development projects. Basking in the sun or reflecting its rays, from a distance they seem huge, complex and white – like icebergs floating in the sea. That’s the image I try to capture using photographic methods.
In the words of the selection committee, the photographic works, spray art and paintings chosen “exhibit an impressive level of artistic quality, reflect the international significance of the German art world and harness the idea behind ‘balancity – a city in balance’.”
Selection committee German Pavilion Expo 2010 Shanghai