Um die Ecke

video installation
Selfcontrolfreak, 2013
Exhibition El Segundo. Instinctive Travels to the Hauptstadt

Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin (DE)


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Every city is to some extent both a benefiter and prisoner of its own myth and cliché – and Berlin is a prime example of this phenomena. Berlin is known as a cosmopolitan, tolerant, open-minded, and exciting capital in which life is still affordable. At the same the city is characterized by it’s rough attitude, edginess and even violent appearance. With ‘Um die Ecke’ Selfcontrolfreak translates the city's ambiguous struggle with it’s own myth and image into a video projection mapping piece. We see the artist chasing and being chased by himself. (curator Lukas Feireiss)