Series of video pieces about the Berlin Wall in conjunction with The Wende Museum events (Los Angeles/Culver City, CA).
Artists and Ryerson University Professors, Blake Fitzpatrick and Vid Ingelevics have created a series of video pieces about the Berlin Wall in conjunction with The Wende Museum events (Los Angeles/Culver City, CA) surrounding the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Wall. In 2009, the Wende installed ten original Berlin Wall segments in Los Angeles at 5900 Wilshire Boulevard, a major East-West street (across from the LA County Museum of Art). This video piece explores what can be seen through a hole in the Wall in LA and simultaneously through a hole in the Wall in Berlin.
These pieces are a part of Vid and Blake’s "The Everyday Life of the Berlin Wall," the next stage in the evolution of the long-term project "Freedom Rocks" that they began in 2003. Its primary goal is to explore the collective and personal meaning(s) of the continuing migration of large and small fragments of the Berlin Wall to North America (and the instability of the Wall within Berlin itself). The project is based on the premise that the history of the Berlin Wall did not end in 1989 but now has continued in the form of multiple histories related to each fragment and massive trophy slab. The "Freedom Rocks" title was taken from a bag of Wall pieces being sold in Toronto in the early 1990s. These videos, like the Wall pieces themselves, can be seen as fragments of an always incomplete and unattainable whole.