For the first time, people speak about their experiences at Potsdam's notorious Stasi prison, in Stefan Roloff's site specific video installation.
Like moving frescoes, the installation projects their silhouettes on to the walls of their previous cells. This video provides a brief walk through the installation.
"Stefan Roloff has attempted to create a sense of the pictorial layers or accretions as simile to a painting over time, analogous that is to the forty year period of the interrogated and incarcerated interviewees."
Mark Gisbourne, 2010, catalogue essay, accompanying Stefan Roloff's exhibition at the former Stasi prison in Potsdam.
The installation also presented for the first time the voices and figures of actual former prisoners within their former prison space in the form of a video and audio presentation - twenty years after the fall of the wall and twenty years after the former prison building had been opened to the public.
Initially, Rudolf Tschäpe had opened the building to the public with the wish to define it as a site for the arts. To view a video projection about him, on to the fassade of the former Stasi prison on December 9th 2011 (currently in German only), please view:
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