Berghain will host an art installation inspired by “Berlin’s origins as a swamp”.
Reopening as a gallery once again during coronavirus pandemic, Berlin clubbing institute Berghain has shared details of the latest installation headed for the club’s cavernous halls.
Commissioned by Light Art Space (LAS), an immersive installation that “leads us to Berlin’s origins as a swamp formed by a glacial valley over 10,000 years old” from Danish artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen, find out more here.
“Kudsk Steensen’s projects are rooted in extensive field research, as well as collaborations with biologists, historians, composers and writers,” LAS said. “For his LAS commission, Kudsk Steensen is researching wetlands such as Germany’s Spreewald region and documenting their ecosystem and soil layers. The artist is also working with the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin to use their extensive archive of extinct species, and sounds of insects and amphibians from Berlin and its surrounding landscapes.
By combining his recordings from the wetlands with research on extinct animal species, the artist builds a bridge between us and the history beneath our feet – Kudsk Steensen describes this as ‘touching time’. In this way, the Halle am Berghain will be transformed into a portal in which relics of the Ice Age connect to present-day wetlands – lost worlds revived in the present day.”