06 June 2012


Anna Borgman and Candy Lenk realized the installation LUFTSCHLOSS on Alice-Salomon-Square in Berlin during the spring of 2012. This project is the result of the examination of the fragmentation and incompletion of the space and the disappointed hopes for permanence and wholeness. The installation is 2300 m3 in size and is divided into four phases; showing different stages of transformation. See more;

"Using the imagery of a construction site, the object receives a dynamic form and becomes a transitional work whose presence already contains its own absence. Materials normally used to conceal the construction process become building materials. The installation oscillates between permanence and volatility, the grounded tectonics of a construction site and the placeless hovering of a cloud. Using common place construction scaffolding and protective netting the installation mimics a construction site and thereby blends into the urban landscape. It reveals its artistic intention only through its structural discrepancies. The staged construction site links back to the never completed plans of the large scale housing development Hellersdorf. Ever since the political system change and the bankruptcy of the development agency, incomplete building projects have shaped the fragmented image of this area.The three-dimensional forms within the scaffolding are changed periodically so that the object is continuously in an in- between state. The observer is left with the growing realization that the transitional form is the final gestalt of the object. The project becomes cloud and castle at the same time. "

The installation is a price winner of the competition for temporary urban interventions "Helle Mitte" and is supported by the german joined federal and state program “Stadtumbau Ost”