Video installation for „stadt halten“[„holding town“], Leipzig 2002
Many houses, or flats, respectively, are vacant on the Lindenauer Markt, a Leipzig square, in the year 2002. Most were built during the late 19th century and have not been renovated yet in the wake of the fall of the Berlin wall. This is particularly obvious at night, when the windows remain dark.
With the video installation „Dreicksgeschichten“, life seems to return to the market square after dark, at a second glance, however, the absence of people becomes even more conspicuous. Three windows, chosen within each of the three sides of the square, serve as projection screens for videos of children waving with a laugh or a smile. The installation emphasizes the triangular shape of the square; subtle gestures create diagonal connections of the three sides by guiding the spectator’s view. The 50 children are pupils from Lindenau.