Using photo-collages of black and white negative film, this work was created as a proposal for a project of political posters to be displayed in the Berlin Metro Station moving to and from the city center and the district of Hellersdorf located on the outskirts of the former East Berlin. For this project, I photographed architectural icons within Berlin’s city center which are imposed onto the block housing landscapes of suburban Hellersdorf.
The Berlin Icons represent three primary aspects of the dominant urban structure: Brandenburger Tor represents the historical center, Alexander television tower represents pop culture, and the Reichstag represents statehood. My query, in the fashion of a hadron collider, is to explore what happens when the natural expansion of a dynamic state capital collides with its suburban particles. Although this coming together can represent a clash of cultures, my intention is to unveil the underlying unifying principles when two apparent polarities meet each other halfway.