Words on the WallSunday, April 22nd, 2012
Please check out our first Words on the Wall discussion series held each last Friday
of the month until November. To mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th, I am working on a new group piece entitled Dancing with the Berlin Wall, a three-part work culminating in a site-specific performance incorporating both the Ludlow 38 gallery and the Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building.
I am a Berlin native and grew up with The Wall. While for most of the world it was a striking symbol, for me it was a daily reality, and its existence and fall became personal landmarks. I am therefore using this piece as a means of reflecting on my own experience, but also as a broader reflection on boundaries and openness, constriction and freedom.