Marcel Odenbach
Wenn die Wand an den Tisch rückt
6. September – 27. September 2008

The five channel video installation Wenn die Wand an den Tisch rückt, filmed in 1990, recreates the previous setting of the German Democratic Republic Monument for the Victims of War and Fascism, located in Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s Neue Wache. In this piece, Odenbach works in different time dimensions, with the contemporary political present winding step-by-step into the past. The video installation thereby generates an image that forces especially the German audience to question their own historical perspective in a critical way.