Nils Benedikt Fischer

Terminal | projection system | 2021

Like a tower that grows downwards, Terminal sections the Berlin soil and reveals its public underground transport system. Based on footage recorded in 2019 a fourfold projection shows the stations, tunnels and subterranean life going on and stages an underworld journey in twelve chapters. The centered projection machine incorporates the mirrored architectures of the subway system forming a telluric model, that combines all the technical and human agents into an inseparable process of movement. On top of the tower-like projection machine a rotating disc system is placed that contains a herbarium of common street plants. With each new chapter this overground garden readjusts itself and generates enigmatic interpretations of the subterranean events.