Berlin: East to West, 2008

Berlin: West to East, 2008, digital video, 2mins 54sec

This simple little video first appears as an animation. As the U2 subway train moves west across the former East/West divide of the city, we see a graphic of the Brandenburg Gate playing over a telling change of scenery. Those familiar with Berlin will know that this symbol of the City lies in the distance and stands as an historic meter for all that we now observe. The sequence is created by shooting through the window of a subway car, which is patterned with multiple Brandenburg Gate images to discourage graffiti.