Berlin Zoo

2003 | 00:12:47 | Germany | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | Video

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: City, Conceptual Art, Documentation

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Berlin Zoo is a video loop set in the train station and terminal interface of the same name. Several bystanders were captured by the artist’s camera as they are gradually overcome by a general state of disbelief – of shock and awe even – while staring upwards at the arrivals and departures timetables. This gallery of grimaces is intertwined with an eerie soundtrack of wind blowing and occasional squawks of birds. Berlin Zoo could be classified as a fake documentary on the contemporary wildlife of a metropolis, an exercise in modern day ornithology.

Premiere

Project Space, Karlsplatz – Kunsthalle Wien
Vienna
2004