2011 Intervention as part of TTF,
Tempelhof Theatre Festival Haus der Plattenvereinigung,
Tempelhofer Feld Berlin Six satellite dishes, receivers, TV’s
and coaxial cable Façade: 6 x 6 m At the invitation of Zukunftsgeräusche
The site specific installation fernsehen
was created after Berlin’s Tempelhofer Airport closed its doors in 2008 for the
last time. The work was made in response to a call for proposals by Zukunftsgeräusche.
Live, connected satellite dishes and cables mounted onto the external wall of a
temporary plattenbau structure mimick a classical show façade. The six
satellite dishes transmit Astra, Hotbird, Eutelsat and other channels into the
building, and on to the same number of TVs. The cables trace the outline of
Corinthian columns. The satellite programs are beamed in from Mali to Italy,
Turkey to Russia, including a 24 hour shopping channel. Many different
languages chatter simultaneously, almost like an airport arrival hall.