A fascinating project:
"In Ersilia, to establish the relationships that sustain the city's life, the inhabitants stretch strings from the corners of the houses [...}. When the strings become so numerous that you can no longer pass among them, the inhabitants leave: the houses are dismantled; only the strings and their supports remain."
(Calvino Italo, Invisible Cities, Trading Cities 4)
"Reading Italo Calvino's novel "the invisible cities" gave us the idea to create these installations: Berlin is a place full of abandoned buildings and sites. It is loaded with with history, scars, emotions, and is obviously a perfect place to develop such a project.
The chapter "Ersilia" almost seems to have been written only for this city. We used two abandoned urban spots for our installations: an factory close to the Schwartzer Kanal, and a hospital in Beelitz."
artists: A collaboration between Delavega, Ephemera + Lascarr
location: Berlin, Germany
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