Installation view, 7mx7mx10m, Berghain Kubus
Installation view, Berghain Kubus
Installation view, 7mx7mx10m, Berghain

10 (2014)

Chromed tin and hydroetched glass, painted wood and digital printed fabric
700cm x 700cm x 100cm

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Metropolis I-aka Guest List

Berghain, Viron Erol Vert Created a walk-through installation that stages a microcosm of club culture and the play with identities that prevails as a labyrinth full of reminiscences of past eras, thus developing a concept of human perception beyond day-to-day reality that transcends time and culture. The form of the labyrinth, which has been given various symbolic meanings since antiquity and whose origins are still unexplained today, is considered one of the oldest forms of European cultural heritage. Although still understood in medieval churches as a symbol of the soul's path to salvation, in the Baroque Era, labyrinths were further developed to provide walk-through mazes. Berghain-it is a place where people are able to relax and make their own decisions.Both cases involve protected spaces where people are surrounded by hedge or darkness-to-be able to enjoy themselves. What are the parallel worlds where all laws have come to and what are they? Metropolis I opens up paths to comprehending and experiencing analogous actions and interactions. The sculpture is simultaneously a reinterpretation and further development of labyrinthine forms, which, as a contemporary variant, is the construct of clubs today.
Surrounding by curtains marking the boundary to the outside world, screens of various heights coated with black lacquer form a labyrinth that reflects the spatial and communicative structures of a club as well as possible viewers and how they perceive themselves.In contrast to this, glass cases and mobile stalls, which have been used in Istanbul for presentation based on traditional handwork and the selling of goods since the time of the Ottoman Empire, symbolize the individual who position, offer, and display themselves in part inside , in part outside these structures. Various geometric forms, which are thus found again in the spatial structure and arrangement of the individual elements, stand for individual personality traits or feelings, making each glass case a unique, personalized specimen. The emptiness inside the glass cases and the smooth, reflective surfaces give rise to an atmosphere of rejection and loneliness, but at the same time form a projection surface for viewers' perceptions and expectations.Like in a hall of mirrors, the installation gives visitors insights into their own as well as alien identities, which are constituted anew in interplay with the surroundings. The combination of individual elements and individual perceptions of viewers results in the creation of a space that opens up new perspectives between exhibitionism and voyeurism, the modern and the archaic, anonymity and communication. the installation gives visitors insights into their own as well as alien identities, which are constituted anew in interplay with the surroundings. The combination of individual elements and individual perceptions of viewers results in the creation of a space that opens up new perspectives between exhibitionism and voyeurism, the modern and the archaic, anonymity and communication.the installation gives visitors insights into their own as well as alien identities, which are constituted anew in interplay with the surroundings. The combination of individual elements and individual perceptions of viewers results in the creation of a space that opens up new perspectives between exhibitionism and voyeurism, the modern and the archaic, anonymity and communication.

Text / Nina Lörken

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METROPOLIS I - aka guest list

For the 10th anniversary exhibition of Berlin's underground Berghain club, Vertik has created a walk-in installation that mimics the microcosm of club culture and the game of identities there as a maze full of reminiscences of staged past epochs and thus developed a time-and- cross cultural concept of human perception.

The shape of the labyrinth, which is still unclear, is one of the oldest forms of European cultural heritage, with labyrinths in medieval churches still symbolizing the path of the soul used for salvation we look at it for a moment. "club like the Berghain, because this is the place to stay for the duration of their stay on their senses, both of which are sheltered spaces where you can find yourself in or out of the world, creating parallel worlds where others have no or no laws, and where the sculpture is a reinterpretation and further development of labyrinthine forms, the combination of the individual elements and the individual perception of the viewer creates a space between exhibitionism and voyeurism, the modern and the traditional archaic, anonymity and communication opens up new perspectives.The emptiness inside the showcases and the smooth, reflective surfaces create an atmosphere of rejection and loneliness, but at the same time they form a projection screen for the viewer's expectations and expectations The combination of the individual elements and the individual perception of the viewer creates a space between exhibitionism and voyeurism, the modern and the traditional archaic, anonymity and communication opens up new perspectives.At the sametime theywill form a projection screen for the viewer's ideas and expectations, and like a hall of mirrors, The installation gives the visitor exhibition of their own identity and the archaism of the exhibition, creating a new perspective between exhibitionism and voyeurism, modernity and archaism.anonymity and communication.At the same time they form a projection screen for the viewer's ideas and expectations, and like in a hall of mirrors, the installation gives the visitor a view of their own and foreign identities, which are reconstituted in interaction with the surroundings Combining the individual elements and the individual perception of the viewer creates a space for new perspectives between exhibitionism and voyeurism, modernity and archaism, anonymity and communication.The combination of the individual elements and the individual perception of the viewer creates a space for new perspectives between exhibitionism and voyeurism,

Text / Nina Lörken