Little Warsaw

Title of project: Made in West-Germany (communication booth_model)

So, this Little Warsaw project enter with the telephone booth. It also aims to mean at a very general extent referring to the concept of a strange booth space (it also reminds me a kind of coffin or vehicles like lift, diving-bell, etc.) dedicated to communication. If it was by Jules Verne such an idea of this kind of objects implanted into the public space. By our conviction the telephone booth - as such - already was very referential with a certain period of communication history and through this it will has to do something with a related political space. Within this, our current ex-teritorial of research was Berlin in the period between 1968-89. How an international scene emerged here in what kind of framework? And how an actual project of art can refer to this research? In our work the telephone booth is an anchor on symbolic and concrete level it is apparently to perform an audio archive. (Let's say it is being unless exclusively representational rather functioning as a sort of archive.) Hence within the project there was also an oral history archive developing.
It surveys live encounters of participants of the scene mentioned above. An oral history research we find a proper base to work out methods of how to capture, define and describe the different actual units of cultural interactions and their place in the matrix of urban myths. One of our main interest is a cultural meme already widely available from an as early made movie as Rashomon, 1950 film directed by Akira Kurosawa. Psychology also speaks about Rashomon effect following the film: "The Rashomon effect is the effect of the subjectivity of perception on recollection, by which observers of an event are able to produce substantially different but equally plausible accounts of it."