A MonuMoment for Mehringplatz 

Surrounded by the hullabaloo of Berlin Wall tourism and experience culture, the monument of two soldiers at Checkpoint Charlie stands for an attempt to grasp history and hold it in time. For “Berlin Bleibt #4” Gob Squad is planning to enter some kind of dialogue with the monument less than one kilometer away. Instead of a permanent structure of stone and steel, we aim to create living portraits with local residents and passers-by to reverse the idea of permanence and remember something for a moment. Process led and with open outcome, we want to research the local neighborhood of HAU and in collaboration find out the potential of fleeting encounters: as “monu-moments” and as an invitation to the people of Mehringplatz to see each other and be seen.


Funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen von NEUSTART KULTUR.