poor, But Sexy
Artist in Residence Spring 2014
Takt artist residency - Kunstraum Tapir BERLIN
"Berlin ist arm, aber sexy." ("Berlin is poor, but sexy.")
(Klaus Wowereit, Governing Mayor, in a television interview, 2004)
I didn't know anyone when I first arrived in Berlin, or anything about the city. I felt quite little and displaced and lonely and I did a lot of inner city train travel, always clockwise on the S-bahn ring.
From this I was able to map the city and I created a series of simple semi abstracted animated maps.
After a while as I felt more at home, Berlin began to take on a personality for me - and the circular heads began appearing as maps, instead of an actual landscape.
Hopefully, one day I will feel so at home, I won't be needing a map to show me the way anymore. I'll just know.