Parking

Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, DE (not realised) 2003

The new location of the Berlinische Galerie is in the former Berlin glass warehouse. The proposal is to create a funnel-like asphalt entryway from the street to the café and there to set up a single parking space. The street bulges, so to speak, as a glass appendage into the café area, whereby neither exhaust fumes nor noise disturb the guests. But the visible presence of a car in a café is unaccustomed. This “showcase” opens up unaccustomed roles and perspectives to the visitor. Parking and leaving become a performance in this context, and the car’s driver becomes the creator of a changing exhibition.

Photos: inges idee