Dead Antenna Plant
Union Gewerbehof, Dortmund
3 m x 1.60 m, 5’3” x 9’10”
This huge antenna fell off the roof one day in a heavy storm. It laid on the street for weeks.
I took it to my apartment and mourned it’s death. This beautiful dinosaur of an era that has passed. The antenna symbolizes for me the analog era, as we are at the brink of the digital one.
The antenna plant is a reminiscence, a fading useless symbol of the past. It once was a symbol of information power. and it tells of times of fights between the East and West, of Europe divided by physical and mental walls, fighting for power and expansion on one, and survival on the other side.