Berlin Blue - Dagmar Dahle

Dagmar Dahle ( Canada )

Berlin Blue is an ongoing investigation developed during several visits to Berlin and a long-term interest in twentieth century history: fascism, war and its aftermath, cold war and genocide. Urban walking, observations of official and unofficial markers and monuments, historical research as well as family history and personal memory continue to inform this body of work, which uses the pigment Prussian blue emblematically. At ZK/U I am planning to continue this work by exploring specific sites in Moabit, including the St. Johannis-Friedhof and the former freight depot that now houses ZK/U. Additionally, I am looking at urban ecology, especially ecosystems that emerge spontaneously from ruins and wasteland in relationship to historical events (the war, the wall and reunification) and urban development.