State of Control @ former Ministry of State Security – Normannenstraße 19

State of Control – Out of Control – (Arbeitstitel)

In Normannenstraße 19 – a building of the former Ministry of State Security – an oversized ‘linoleum cut’ will be made in the floor covering; 800 m2 PVC floor covering will be the starting material.

I cut into the found substance of this charged place in order to ‘appropriate’ it. Images emerge from the context of ‘state surveillance and strategies to counter it’. I inscribe them in this place and thus transform its ‘base’ – the ground – into a stamp. A controversial, abandoned place in contemporary history is reoccupied, revived and redefined.

PVC-flooring – Normannenstraße 19 – Stasi-HQ – Berlin