After spending 7 years in Rhein-Neckar, South West Germany, I relocated to Berlin in 2000, just as the Euro hit the global economic market. This is a very different place to the Germany of the South, with its vine covered hills, dark forests, unique wine and hearty homemade meals. And at this time a global and manufacturing powerhouse, it still is yet questions remain as to economic progression in our altered digital landscape. Berlin in contrast was sparse, dark, grey, wide, hot in the summer, cold in the winter and with everybody invited.
Loaded with building sites, ‘of Berlin (parked)’, on the edge of Potsdamer Platz, began as a graphic exercise in exploring this new ‘heterotopia’ or ‘non-place’. Here I was able to wander alone unobserved taking a number of photographs as I did so. I was never questioned, confronted or met any person of consequence. The space felt empty, hopeful and of course new. The text overlays are architectural or building terms with the images shown taken traveling to, at, or leaving this location.