Kristallnacht

  • Kristallnacht

 

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Kristallnacht, 2013

Material: HD Video, 3 mins

The work entitled Kristallnacht was made up of tens of thousands of chandelier crystals. These crystals were taken from original antique chandelier structures sourced in Berlin. They were placed in front of the Deportation Memorial on the Putlitzbrücke (Putlitz bridge), Moabit, dedicated to the place where many Jews were deported from Berlin to concentration camps. Here the crystals became subject to the whims of passersby and garbage collectors, who could sweep them or carry them away at any time, to be cherished or discarded. The fate of the dispossessed crystals of remembrance was placed in the hands of the bystander.