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"Photo Ball" (2011)

Dia positives, foam board, light, steel chain, electric motor, cassette player, music cassettes

200 x 70 x 70 cm

Installation views


The interactive kinetic photo and sound installation consists of 53 individual slide positives found in abandoned garden houses in the South of Berlin and 8 audio cassettes with hits from the 1980s. Visitors are invited to select one of the cassettes placed under the sphere and play it in the player. The sphere attached to the disco ball motor rotates slowly, covering the space with colored fields of light. The slides from private origins show family celebrations, visits by relatives or vacation memories of unknown Berliners and, together with the soundtrack, invite the viewer to travel back in time to West Berlin before the fall of the Wall.

The installation was shown in a group show with Elsa Thorp and Katie Dunbar during the 48 hours Neukölln festival in Berlin in 2011 and again in Amsterdam. 

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