INTERIORS TO BEING takes visitors and invited artists into an intimate encounter within the homes, gardens and streets of Berlin as well as the lives of strangers.
KAETHA, a collaboration between HANNAH GOLDSTEIN (SWE/US) and KATJA HAUSTEIN (DE), curated the first chapter in INTERIORS TO BEING, titled THE MEETING OF THREE POINTS. The chapter took the form of a photography exhibition, in church images were wheat-pasted directly onto the walls of an underpass between the three Berlin districts; Wedding, Pankow and Prenzlauer Berg. This unique space forms a border triangle in an overgrown green area. The rail tracks running through it formed the border between East and West during the Cold War and lead to the Baltic coast. At the end of WWII it was a site of heavy fighting between the Russians and the Allies. The area is part of the former death strip around the Berlin Wall, which today is a green belt through the city. The Bösebrücke by the Bornholmer Str. S-Bahn station was the first GDR border crossing to be opened on 9 November 1989. Today it is a place that is battling with gentrification because the adjoining allotments, which have existed since 1896 are under threat of being torn down to make way for luxury apartments. What does this place reflect in today’s world? What can the name Dreiländereck (triangle of three borders) symbolize? What can we learn from the historical importance of this place? KAETHA invited artists to create a photographic triptych relating to the site.
Hannah and Katja are the founders of KLEISTER, a curatorial project, which organizes exhibitions in the public realm. They have contributed to the Curatorial Marathon since 2013. In addition, both Hannah and Katja have been part of IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS - psychogeographic artist walk which is a significant part of the program since 2015.