Saturday, October 27, 2007

beautiful lights in a beautiful park

the slogan for gropiusstadt was light, air and, and...eh, something else beneficial to large groups of people lumped into cheap housing

cheap housing good enough for Christiane F and her mother. I didn't really see much of Christiane's world in Neuk├Âlln.....

The residency program offers artists a week in an apartment on the 8th floor. A week. That about says everything about the residency. Most of the works on show were dealing with the same issues of architecture, city-planning, utopian ideals, race, and so on, but only on the surface. Ideas aren't allowed to fester, so the works turn out similar and bland. Presentation sucked as well, but I guess you have to show to as much activity as possible to maintain support.

Beautiful park.

http://www.pilotprojekt-gropiusstadt.de/

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