The historic moment when the former Berlin Wall collapsed took place on 9th November 1989 at Bornholmer Straße, specifically near to the Bösebrücke. During my participation in the project called DAILY INTERVENTION, which invited artists to showcase their work in a mobile art space—a van transformed into a white cube—at a location of their choice, I presented my piece titled “Disremembering” (2019). The artwork explored the theme of the former No Man’s Land in East Germany, and I situated the works beneath the Bösebrücke.
Many passersby were local residents and individuals from the former East German side of the wall. Among them were individuals who had been involved in the construction of the wall back in 1961, as well as a photographer who, during the 1970s, captured images of the wall in Kreuzberg using a van transformed into a camera obscura. These individuals shared fascinating stories about the wall, relating to both the exhibition’s location and its content. The exhibition provided a valuable opportunity to deepen my understanding of the history of the Berlin Wall.