Fernsehturm - Panorama Berlin (speeded up society - slowed down back again)


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1997, 00:59:32, PAL, color, sound


The video work Fernsehturm – Panorama Berlin (speeded up society – slowed down back again) by Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani is a long take of one complete rotation of the revolving restaurant in Berlin’s TV tower from the perspective of a fixed camera. During East German times, the restaurant made one rotation per hour. After German reunification and the introduction of western capitalism, the speed of the revolving restaurant was doubled, taking only 30 minutes per rotation. Through slow motion, the work Fernsehturm – Panorama Berlin (speeded up society – slowed down back again) extends the restaurant’s current speed of 30 minutes back to its original speed, before the fall of the Berlin Wall, of 60 minutes per rotation.