Metabolic Rift 2021 at Kraftwerk
During our most recent trip to Berlin, at the end of September, a long-cherished wish of mine suddenly came true.
I’ve always wanted to visit the old Kraftwerk power station. Our visit to Berlin this time coincided with The Metabolic Rift @ Kraftwerk Berlin 2021. Kraftwerkt opened its doors to a unique exhibition tour that showcased over 20 site-specific works of large-scale audiovisual pieces, installations and musical appearances in the Kraftwerk complex. It worked as a sequence of site-specific interventions by leading international sound and visual artists, channeling an audience’s experience through organized time.
A walk through unexplored areas of the Kraftwerk complex with works of art that appeared and disappeared in choreographed sequence. Borrowing the logic of a ‘ghost train’, the order of artwork appearances was set as according to a musical score. The boundaries between things shifted and came together again. Seeing and hearing in a chain reaction, a circulation of kinetic energy. The main rule was ; Follow the yellow light and don’t back up…
I have seen a lot, but was very impressed by this fantastic event.
Enjoy a small selection of photos I took that evening!