No Way Home
Beyond all love affairs and dependencies, a lot can be objectively said about Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin since 1992 with Frank Castorf, Bert Neumann, the ensemble and all its collaborators. It is a theatre that made long and revolutionary history over and above its local scope. Traditions were cherished, structures were shattered. New artistic forms and content were attempted, radicalized and exhausted. This theater has long been shaping the image of Berlin like no other.
William Minke’s first time at Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz was in 2004 when he worked as a freelancer in the sound and video department for “Kokain” by Frank Castorf. Subsequent work for Castorf, René Pollesch, Christoph Schlingensief and many others followed. For thirteen intensive years this unique place had been his defining environment and many fellow workers turned into friends. In “No Way Home” he assembled a selection of countless photographs that had come to life during his time at Volksbühne. A few seconds from a very long era that speak volumes but also simply of how one cannot comprehend such a place even if one objectively tries.
These photos are a selection from the photo book 'No Way Home', published by KERBER Verlag 2017