Lynne Marsh

Plänterwald

2010
Lynne Marsh's videos and installations often examine spaces of loaded cultural significance, in this case Plänterwald park, Berlin, a former GDR amusement park built in 1969 and abandoned after German re-unification. Here the video is presented as part of an installation that complements the obsolescent strangeness documented in the work's sound and images: a utilitarian-style bench and a projection screen reminiscent of a bygone drive-in theatre -. According to Marsh, " "Plänterwald" explores a world held together by an internal logic and quietly, yet relentlessly - like the defunct roller-coaster - echoes the potentially explosive rumbles of deep social and political fault lines."
Artist
Title
Plänterwald
Date
2010
Medium
Time-Based Media
Materials
high-definition video, 17:50 minutes, 4 channel sound, raised wood projection screen, and 2 metal benches
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2012
Accession number
45477