Installation, swinging lamp and text
WEITER WAR NICHTS, IST NICHTS (There was nothing, is nothing) focuses on a letter by Eastern German author Christa Wolf that she wrote for the 40th anniversary of the GDR Aufbau-Verlag 1984. Wolf who couldn’t foresee the break down of the system five years later with the Fall of the Wall 1989 shows a surreal intuition describing some kind of tectonic shift working under the surface of the officially presented reality. Remarkable is Wolf’s sharp tone pointing out the taboo of addressing the white elephant in the room.
WEITER WAR NICHTS, IST NICHTS (There was nothing, is nothing) is part of a ongoing series of artistic interventions in public space reflecting on the aftermath of the two German states and their reunification in 1991.