WALK WITH REBECCA AGNES: DISPLACED MONUMENTS AND DISAPPEARED PLACES. Berlin 12 October 2012. Map of the Walk.
“One of my favorite places in Berlin has always been Rosenthaler Platz. Since I moved to Berlin I have always lived nearby this square. But the place that I liked so much no longer exists except in my memory. The Walk begins from this specific place to search for traces of the recent history of Berlin, pointing to displaced monuments, and disappeared places, through forgetfulness, removal, and stratification in the quarter Mitte” says Rebecca Agnes. Her tour explores places (in a broad sense) that are disappearing or that have already vanished. During the Walk you encounter different monuments, but the artist is mostly interested in dwelling on what they represent, on the stories related to them and unknown to most people, showing the dynamics of memory and “construction” of memory permanently in act. The research aims to demonstrate that it is the context (the discourse) that gives meaning, a meaning that can change and can be rewritten anytime.
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