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Berlin Wonderland

Pictures from a forgotten city

Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

In an interview with, editors of Berlin Wonderland: Wild Years Revisited 1990-1996, Anke Fesel and Chris Keller, set the scene and share some of the stories behind the rare images of a city that no longer exists in this form. Berlin then was a place of total freedom, but also of lawlessness and hooligans. A time when MiG 21 jets were re-appropriated for artistic purposes and squatted buildings secured with welded barricades. The video also provides a preview of the material from the book and Gestalten’s upcoming exhibition of the same name: firsthand accounts and pictures that will be new to the public eye.

The exhibition of Berlin Wonderland opens on October 16 at Gestalten Space. See Facebook event.

Video Credits

A production by Gestalten / Direction, Script, Music: Ole Wagner / Editor: Astrid Gleichmann / Camera: Robert Porsche / Location: Berlin / Copyright 2014 Die Gestalten Verlag GmbH und Co. KG