MAUERBAU: texts.images.counter-images

Open-air-performance and exhibition at Grenzwachturm Schlesischer Busch

Open-air-performance 12th August 2011 at 10.00 p.m.

Exhibition 13th and 14th August 2011 from 11.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Presented by Grenzläufte e.V. and Flutgraben e.V.

MAUERBAU: texts.images.counter-images temporarily turns the former GDR watchtower at Schlesischer Busch into a projection screen and show room for pictures and texts concerning the building of the Berlin Wall. For this purpose visual and written material is presented in form of collages that confront contemporary media reports and politicians’ speeches with more thoughtful and profound voices. The presentation sets out with an Open-air-performance in the evening of 12th August: Photos and films showing the Berlin Wall appear on the outer walls of the watchtower, while inside the tower quotes of politicians and authors like Heinrich Böll, Margret Boveri, Alfred Kantorowicz, Robert F. Kennedy, Eckart Kroneberg, Wolfdietrich Schnurre oder Walter Ulbricht are read out. Subsequently selected material is exhibited at the watchtower until 14th August. In addition the curators publish a textbook containing documents and commentaries.


Grenzläufte e.V.
Verein für ortsbezogene Geschichtsvermittlung
Glogauer Straße 21
10999 Berlin

Contact Person:

Christine Brecht

Texts, Photo: Grenzläufte e.V.
Border watchtower
Border watchtower, Photo: Grenzläufte e.V.