HELDEN DER ARBEIT
An Art Festival in Berlin-Oberschöneweide
September 7th - October 7th 2002


30 artists/groups from Germany, Holland, Italy, Canada and Russia exhibit site specific work at a former industrial site on the banks of the River Spree in Berlin-Oberschöneweide.


top row: trans_plant is a site-specific installation in an abandoned cable factory that consists of a series of 'living sculptures' which evoke concepts of utopian architecture, the dichotomy between nature/industry and the suggestion of convergence as a symbol of environmental sustainability.

bottom row: ICH LIEBE DICH (I LOVE YOU TOO) is a piece that responds to graffiti on a concrete bank on the River Spree beside the Oberschöneweide industrial site. Alstad painted "I love you too" on the left bank of the river in response to the German words on the right bank "ich liebe dich" (i love you).

Website: http://www.heldenderarbeit.com/



photo documentation: Jan Vogtschmidt, Michael Alstad