Cistern general view
Cistern general view
Cistern buried in sand
Cistern buried in sand
Water crane where the sound comes from
Water crane where the sound comes from
Water crane detail
Water crane detail

Aleph

with Wie-Yi Lauw

Curated by
Fritz Balhaus
Weißensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin

One of the Academy buildings in Weißensee KHB used to be a chocolate factory that like many other  had a Wasserlöscher or cistern during the WWII to help to put down fires. Years later the art school students used the cistern as swimming-pool during the Summer but in recent years the constructions has been buried and slowly forgotten.

The project manifest through a sound installation the multilayer history of the place as in the story the Aleph written by Jorge Luis Borges where a sphere condense the complete universe.