w//e is an open-ended, non-disciplinary, non-representational, real-time, long-duration art & life research project by jagna anderson & dodi helschinger exploring the in-between.
the former berlin wall is a strange gap, a scar, still dividing – or glueing together? – the former west (berlin) and the former east (germany).
w//e are walking along this 160 km long trail between east and west as an artist couple:
one of us grew up in the eastern bloc – in the polish people’s republic, the other one in west germany. each of us has lived approximately as long with the wall as without it and now the wall is gone as long as it existed (1961-1989).
w//e have started interested in the present state:
how is the soundscape along the former border today? what is the light, the vegetation there? the people? the atmospheres? what is happening to the city at both sides of the gap?
yet w//e keep finding ourselves walking in-between of time layers and thematic fields:
of history, memory, politics, ethics, biographical paradigms, relationships, possible futures.
the wall is a heterotopic and heterochronic trail.
while the simple quotidian act of walking shapes our thoughts and bodies and gives an ephemeral form to our lives, w//e are asking on which side we are walking or what it means to walk in between.
w//e can be us just for one day…
4 april 2018
waldemar strasse – bernauer strasse
6 april 2018
bernauer strasse – heinz-brandt-strasse
8 april 2018
heinz-brandt-strasse – veltheimstrasse
10 april 2018
veltheimstrasse – gralsburgsteig
gralsburgsteig – hennigsdorf
hennigsdorf – staaken
bhf staaken – ritterfelddamm/gatow
alle bilder dieses beitrags: jagna anderson