(2010, 9 min, Germany)
a video piece by Masayo Kajimura

“outside the sun is shining” documents the inside of the former Kurhaus (spa hotel) in
Ahrenshoop at the Baltic sea in Northern Germany in spring 2008. Formerly a symbol
of the GDR elite, the decayed building was pulled down in 2009, and is now
replaced by a new building, a hollow glass construction of capitalism. My view fell
onto the empty rooms of the ruin. They were filled with poetry, as if this in-between
state of decay had stories and inhabitants of its own. I decided to make these
temporary inhabitants of the ruin visible. They are gone now, but what is left is the
eternal view: the sea that I saw through the broken windows, which was shining in a
warm blue light on this sunny spring day.
“outside the sun is shining” is a part of the video series “traveling time series”.

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