Wood, paint, metal, stone, found objects, books
440 cm x 300 cm x 40 cm
An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Berlin (after Georges Perec)
L40-Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz e.V., Berlin
The installation EDE represents the ground plan of Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin and the streets surrounding it. In the centre of the installation is a model of the former, no longer existing Hotel Eden, which was a famous luxury hotel before the Second World War. It was in the Hotel Eden that Rosa Luxemburg was detained by Freikorps in January 1919, interrogated and then murdered in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. One of the last photos of the hotel (by Roman Vishniak, 1947), which was completely destroyed during the war, shows the building only as a skeleton made of steel girders and the original name with only three remaining letters.