Hallesches Tor, 2005
Materials: wood, metal, digital clocks and sound
Approximate scale: 1 footstep = 1 cm wood
Dimensions: 200 x 110 x 60 cm
Hallesches Tor is a model-like replica of a Berlin pedestrian underground tunnel linking platforms of the subway network. Here space is excavated: the complex carved-out corridors of the pedestrian tunnel become the ‘positive’ of hidden space. The tunnel, and its human traffic, is transformed into a sculptural object. Attached to both ends of the tunnel are working reproductions of the digital countdown clocks that announce arriving and departing trains. From small speakers placed inside the tunnel the continuous music of the street musicians who play there, as well as the rushing footsteps of commuters, can be heard.
Exhibition: Ostrale’09, Ostragehege Dresden, 2009