Video Loop, 4 Min, with English subtitles
THE GDR NEVER EXISTED / SALUTE. A young woman in a phantasy dirndl stands in front of the rebuilt Prussian Berlin Palace. From 1976 to 2006 location of the Palace of the Republic, seat of the People's Chamber of the German Democratic Republic.
The Humboldt Forum is scheduled to open here soon, "Center of Research of non-European cultures" (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation). Much of the planned exhibits, colonial looted art.
It is German Unity Day 2015. The young woman speaks the first part of the pioneer salute of the GDR Young Pioneers: „Get ready for peace and socialism!".
Will the second part of the salute „I am always ready" be the answer?
Text / Gruß der Jungpioniere der Freien Deutschen Jugend der DDR; Performance / Tanja Krone; Camera / Christine A. Maier; Sound / Juliane Zelwies; 1st AC / Sabine Panossian; Sound Design / Manuela Schininá; Color Correction / Alex Beyer