HOTEL OF ETERNAL LIGHT
An investigation into the field of totalitarian regimes during the recent history of Europe. A documentation of the former Stasi prison in East-Berlin Hohenschönhausen under communist dictatorship, symbolizing political persecution and oppression in an ailing state. Inmates at Hohenschönhausen described the prison ironically as the ‘Hotel of Eternal Light’ acknowledging the constant artificial illumination that was designed to suspend time. The focus is upon the sense of light, used perniciously by the DDR Secret Service MfS as a form of control, isolation and psychic demolition. Approaching the subject matter from a distinct representation of aesthetics to contrast its inherent ugliness and malformation, it refers to aesthetics as the theory of qualities of feeling, rather than the theory of beauty as described by Sigmund Freud.
An entire pdf of the multimedia project (2015-2021) can be sent upon request.