Kai WiedenhÃ¶fer's Wallonwall ProjectJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013
Berlin native and photographer Kai Wiedenhöfer watched the Wall come down and expected it to be the final moment for oppressive barriers between populations. Unfortunatley, the last few decades have seen a huge increase in xenophobia and border protection. Kai has since traveled the world capturing these walls and has now printed eight of the photographs, 30 x 10 ft panoramas and mounted them on the last remnants of the Berlin Wall in a powerful reminder to us all.
"The fall of the Berlin Wall was a very positive thing. You can see, for example, in Syria that revolutions can go badly wrong. But during the fall of the Berlin Wall, no one died. It was a very positive event and could have been a model for the rest of the world. In ’89, many people thought there would be no more walls, but we were really proven wrong. So we had the logical idea to go back to the wall and put the photos on there…we will have a quarter of a million people there and we won’t have to pull anybody into a museum to see it."