Hans Peter Kuhn - Glashafen
  Year :   1987
  Location :   Germany
  Worktype :   Installation
  Materials:   -
  Info :   Behala-Hafen Berlin - commissioned by IBA





 
Poetry
  Work Details  
  At the river Spree in Kreuzberg is this small port, directly at the border to former Eastberlin. On the site is the Behala-Speicher a grain storage that was used by the Nazis to store the works of the so-called degenerated artists before it was sold abroad or destroyed. Besides this piles of recycling glass were stored on the site next to the big mountains of different sands from a concrete mixing company. Flourescent tubes were dug into the glasspiles. 14 loudspeakers were spread all over the place with sound effects and music. From the roof of the grain storage expressionist poems were played back through PA horn speakers. Slides of images of the so-called degenerated artists were projected onto the walls of the storage building and the sand piles. The border patrols of the GDR helped to establish a spooky atmosphere due to their boats crossing on the river next to the site of the installation.