30.07. - 30.08.2004
Audio installation in the frame of the pilot project Gropiusstadt*, Berlin (a project develops from Birgit Anna Schumacher & Uwe Jonas. 2003 I was invited to live a week in Gropiusstadt to develop a project for the location.
From 30.07.-30.08.004 in Wehrmuthweg 3 in Berlin Gropiusstadt an audio installation was to be heard in the elevator of the multistoried building. The soundtrack was an edition of love songs. Each song comes from a country or from a nationality, which is resident in the Gropiusstadt. Those are 30 different nationalities: Egypt, Algeria, Chile, Germany, the Ivory Coast, India, Iraq, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kurdistan (Kurd from Turkey, Syria and the Iraq), Lebanon, Austria, Palestine, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Syria, Tamiles from India, Thailand and Sri Lanka, Thailand, Zchech, Turkey, Ukraine, Vietnam and White Russia.
The project was realized in the frame of the pilot project Gropiusstadt in co-operation with the Culture Network Neukoelln e.V., Financier: GEHAG GmbH - City management).
A limited edition of the CD with Booklet (20 pieces) was released.
* The Gropiusstadt, a quarter of Berlin Neukoelln, the largest urban district of Berlin, is a satellite settlement with approx. 18,000 dwellings. Today approx.. 50,000 persons live in Gropiusstadt, thus more than in some town. It was planed by the founder of the Bauhaus, Walter Gropius and realized from 1963 to 1973. Gropiusstadt was for a long time diversively discussed as the "urban solution concerning town construction".