All Along the Watchtower

Coordination meeting

  • The European Observatory on memories and the Berlin Wall Foundation jointly promote a memorial, artistic and civic project to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, in September 2019;
  • Inspired by Bob Dylan’s song “All along the Watchtower”, the multimedia performance is being developed by  artists and cultural managers who have lived in the former GDR;
  • A preview performance will be advanced to guests on September 14, 2018, at the theatre “Die Andere Welt Bühne” in Strausberg as part of the preparatory work for the public action.
Cover picture: The watchtower in Schlesischer Busch Park | Nora Buschmann ©

Taking the emblematic song by Bob Dylan as inspiration and the Berlin Wall as a symbolic representation, the project “All along the watchtower” aims to connect citizens’ memories with a sharpened view of the present time. Launched by the European Observatory on Memories of the University of Barcelona and the Berlin Wall Foundation,  it will combine the public commemoration of the peaceful revolution in the GDR of 1989 with a focus on current global issues.

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The watchtower in Schlesischer Busch Park | Robert Conrad ©

The public presentation will take the form of a multimedia performance, develope on September 2019 in and around one of the few remaining watchtowers of the Berlin Wall in Schlesischer Busch Park, between the districts of Treptow-Köpenick and Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain. The memorial site in the former death strip of the border of East and West Berlin will be used both as a stage for live music and reading performances and as a large-screen projection area for pictures, short pieces of films of the wall and the divided Berlin.

All along the watchtower

The authors and coordinators of the project include the musician and professor Nora Buschmann, the actress, writer and dramaturge Ines Burdow, the musician, producer and presenter Rex Joswig, the documentalist photographer Robert Conrad, the architectural historian and culture coordinator Margrit Kühl, and the cultural manager Stella Flatten.

The artistic concept will be presented to guests on September 14, 2018,  at the theatre “Die Andere Welt Bühne” in Strausberg as part of the preparatory work.

Preview session
September 14, 2018
8 pm
Duration:
about 60 minutes

Venue
Die Andere Welt Bühne
Garzauer Strasse 20
15344 Strausberg

For further information, please contact observatori.memories@ub.edu

 

 

 

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