Walking the Wall
The Berlin Wall was erected in the dead of night in 1961 and torn down after the collapse of the Soviet Union 28 years later. A section of the wall remains, converted to an artist’s gallery and memorial to freedom. The footprint of the wall is delineated throughout the city and retraces the path of the now phantom wall. What was once a symbol of oppression during the Cold War is left as a memorial to that time and place in history.
“Walking the Wall”, like much of my work, explores the aftermath of war and atrocity and how these events are memorialized. At the site of the defunct Berlin Wall, the detritus and remnants along its shadow are symbolic of the history it memorializes today.