Carsten Saeger

DINO

2017

Installation


┬╗Operation: Grenze┬ź, Klasse Blank and Prof. Dr. Dieter Daniels
Marienborn Memorial - Checkpoint Alpha

For a group exhibition, dinosaur figures from the Kleinwelka Dinosaur Park were installed on the grounds of the Memorial German Division Marienborn. In addition to the specific GDR history of the dinosaur park, the work refers to questions of the preservation of history, the authenticity of places and refers to an increasing event organisation of commemorative culture. A short documentation shows the act of installing the dinosaur figures on the site in preparation for the art exhibition. After the dinosaur figures have been unveiled, we see employees who react with enthusiasm, which seems strange in a place with a certain code of conduct towards its history. Credits: 1 1 Video still, DINO, Camera: Jessica Arseneau, 2017 2 Installation view, Customs facilities, dinosaur model, original barriers, europallets, sand bags, tension belt, 8m x 4m x 2,5m, 2017, Dinosaur model: Thomas Stern (2004) (Photo: Carsten Saeger) 3 Installation view, Exchange office, Dinosaur model, curtain, 3m x 1,5m x 1m, 2017, Dinosaur model: Thomas Stern (2004) (Photo: Carsten Saeger) 4 Diascan, Dinopark Kleinwelka with father, Photo: Gabriele Saeger, 1990/2017 5 Video still, DINO, Camera: Jessica Arseneau, 2017