FUNCK[]RAUM
FUNCK[]RAUM

studio and project space
Pflügerstr. 70/71
groundfloor
D - 12047 Berlin
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by appointment:



current:

June 23 2017

opening 7 - 10 pm

Saturday June 24 from 3 - 8pm, Sunday June from 25 3 - 7pm
Exhibition until July 29 2017 by appointment

THE LONG SHADOW OF ARCHITECTURE – CITY OF THE DEAD

Claudia von Funcke


Video Installation - Photography

The video installation takes its starting point in THE CITY OF THE DEAD, a huge inhabited cemetery in Cairo revealing over 1000 years of layered history. This megacity, where chaos is functional and urban discordance becomes harmonious, demonstrates the relationship between space, power and identity.

Past empires from the Fatimid and Mamluk era, occupation by the Ottomans and Brits as well as recent revolutions still cast a cloud over present days. Juxtaposed details of ancient and contemporary architecture uncover a non-linear narrative and form an ever-changing fresco. This overlapping collage stands for diversity as an integral part of modern-day traditions and culture.