You are cordially invited to the launch of my new book by Steidl:
on Wednesday 2, October from 18:00 – 21:30 in front of WALLONWALL at the Berlin Wall in Muehlenstrasse, 10243 Berlin-Friedrichshain (WestSideGallery, riverside of the East-Side-Gallery, opposite of the 02-hall). At 19:00 and 20:00 we will project the 43 minute documentary film BORDERLANDS by Fred Kowasch which depicts the genesis of the photographs in CONFRONTIER. The young ensemble of Circus Schatzinsel will perform a scenic improvisation. I will sign books and stamped them with the famous WALLONWALL logo, on 3, October the Day of German Unity I will also be there from 11:00 – 17:00.
WALLONWALL is a photo exhibition on the Berlin Wall about walls that separate people worldwide.
The open air exhibition will run from 10, July till 10, November 2013.
Berlin Wall, Mühlenstraße – 12043 Berlin-Friedrichshain
Since 2006 Kai Wiedenhöfer has photographed eight border and separation walls:
Baghdad [700 km]
The concept of the exhibition is simple: on the longest remaining part of the Berlin Wall at Mühlenstraße we will glue 364 m of the wall with 36 huge panoramics. Its on the side of wall which points towards the river Spree. The other side of the wall is known as East Side Gallery and one of the touristic hotspots of Berlin.
Each picture measures 3 m x 9 m. The height is determined through the distance between the base of the wall and the lower part of the tube on top of the wall. All photographs are executed with large format cameras which makes the big enlargements possible. The pictures 1080 sqm and are printed with an inkjet printer on blueback paper and than mounted on the wall with normal wallpaper glue. The panorama photographs are only interrupted by a grey sheet with a caption in English and German.