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- one square mile -

//Plattform// Galerie, Berlin, Germany 25th -27th August 2006

one square mile (audio extract)

Aerial Photograph Inkjet print on Alu-dibond, 180 cm x 270 cm Installation view - Photo Dagmar Klotschny Installation view - Photo Dagmar Klotschny
Installation view - Photo Dagmar Klotschny Installation view - Photo Dagmar Klotschny Installation view - Photo Dagmar Klotschny
Installation view - Photo Dagmar Klotschny Installation view - Photo Dagmar Klotschny Installation view - Photo Dagmar Klotschny

Over 3 days a radio receiver was used to broadcast live Berlin`s local emergency radio channels directly over loudspeakers into the gallery.
The radio communications of the police, fire, ambulance, were simultaneously transcribed onto a computer and beamed onto the gallery wall, producing a fragmented narrative of events that were happening around the city.
A large aerial photograph of Berlin was used to pin-point the places where the incidents took place.