Das Leuchten der Zukunftsmachine
★The Sleeping Berlin Starship★
Klaus W. Eisenlohr
Vernissage on 23.09.22 from 19h to 22h
Exhibition from 24.09.22 to 29.10.22
world in a room
Klaus W. Eisenlohr's photographs of the interior architecture of the ICC (Berlin's former International Congress Center, closed in 2014) create a dramatization of space. The viewer perceives the ambivalent impression of a future that already passed, combined with an contemporary air. It is a perspective neither connected with the morbidity of dystopian phantasies like Blade Runner, nor with the functional austerity of recent Berlin architecture. The photographs of the ICC speak of the potentialities of architecture and space, while the intrusion of reality is lurking, eventually.
Eisenlohr's photographs were taken during a two-week art event organized by the Berliner Festspiele, "The Sun Machine is Coming Down" (After a song title by David Bowie), which briefly awakened the ICC from lasting hibernation.
(Photographs with the kind support of Berliner Festspiele)