Berlin is a city built on sand. And under the sand, water. A lot of water, which requires to be pumped away every time you need to create or consolidate foundations for a building. The ever changing landscape of the city is marked by the raveling of pink and blue pipes bringing the water towards channels or the Spree river. A sort of odd renal system of the city, constantly draining out the soil and indicating the slow. lazy, constant transformative work characterising Berlin’s identity.
Video working notes for the Berlin episode “Periphery at the Center” Shot in 2011 in Friedrichshain – Ostkreuz, with a soundtrack composed by Miki Semascus