Diane Meyer


Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie

  • 2016
  • Analogue Photograph, Digital Photograph
  • hand embroidered archival ink jet print
  • 9 x 7 inches
  • Mauer Park - thumbnail Bernauer Strasse - thumbnail Brandenburg Gate  - thumbnail Plant: Former Offices of the State Secret Police - thumbnail Former Guard Tower Off Puschkinallee - thumbnail Spree Park, Former DDR Amusement Park - thumbnail Erna-Berger Strasse - thumbnail Checkpoint Charlie  - thumbnail Park am Nordbahnhof - thumbnail Housing Project, Planterwald - thumbnail

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    Berlin | 2012 - 2016

This project is from a series of hand embroidered photographs following the entire 100 mile path of the former Berlin Wall. The embroidery is made to resemble pixels and borrows the visual language of digital imaging in an analog, handmade process. The images were taken in the city center as well as in the suburbs where I followed the former path of the wall through the outskirts of the city.By having the embroidery take the form of digital pixels, I am making a connection between forgetting and digital file corruption. I am interested in the porous nature of memory as well the means by which photography transforms history into nostalgic objects that obscure objective understandings of the past.