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'Work in Progress' - The Berlin Wall in ice

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These pictures show the construction of artist duo Awst & Walther’s installation commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The temporary piece is located outside the German Embassy on Belgrave Square in London. It was constructed in the early hours of Monday morning, on the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall and will be dismantled throughout the day.

 

The piece is entitled ‘Work in Progress’ and according to the artists ‘offers a moment of hesitation and reflection upon what is the continuing process of German reunification’.

 
The husband and wife team behind the installation is Manon Awst, from Anglesey and Benjamin Walther, from Dresden.

 

Awst studied architecture at the University of Cambridge, and was part of a collective which, with its spoof architecture practice the PankofBank, occupied the Architecture Foundation’s Yard Gallery for a week as part of 2006’ Architecture Week. Walther studied Art History and philosophy at Berlin’s Humboldt-Universitat before moving into theatre directing.

Based in Berlin, the pair are represented by the Hannah Barry Gallery

Concept sketch of the installation showing the key components: ice wall; generator; ball (to represent a ‘sense of play’); temporary fencing and warning sign

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