the former Berlin Wall is a strange gap, a scar, still dividing – or glueing together? – the former West (Berlin) and 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 block – 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:
what is happening to the city at both sides of the gap?
how is the soundscape along the former border today?
what is the light, the vegetation there? the people? the atmospheres?
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 trail is a heterotopic and heterochronic trail
while the simple quotidian act of walking shapes our thoughts, bodies and gives an ephemeral form to our lives,
w//e are asking on which side are we walking
or what does it mean to walk in between
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
17 April 2018
Gralsburgsteig – Hennigsdorf
18 April 2018
Hennigsdorf – Staaken
Bhf Staaken – Ritterfelddamm / Gatow