Week (Landsberger Allee) is the new approach of Debris (2011-2020), It revolves around Landsberger Allee, a very ordinary railway station in Berlin, the... Read More
Week (Landsberger Allee) is the new approach of Debris (2011-2020), It revolves around Landsberger Allee, a very ordinary railway station in Berlin, the kind that out-of-towners would not make it a destination or stay longer than necessary. Nevertheless, several railway lines intersect at this ordinary station, making it a somewhat busy railway hub in eastern Berlin. It is also a transfer station between my home and studio in Berlin; and every time I reach the station, it feels like I am either going to work or going back home.
I usually quickly traversed this station, where there always seemed to be some construction work going on and was not particularly clean. Sometimes I left the station with a sense of excitement, and sometimes I returned to the station feeling anxious. However, I sometimes also, after some frustrated situations at work, lingered in the station for a while. The repeatedly removed and added stains and dirt all became signs marking a particular period of busy days.
With marks photographed in the station as a base, I follow the chronological order and keep certain elements from the previous piece in the next one to create a continuity. So, the seven pieces represent a weekly cycle, and their scale mimics the railway ticket.
(PS: The series has 7 parts, which correspond to 7 days a week. Please consider them all as one project if it's possible. You can find the rest in my profile.)