Projekt Beton
> Eremuak | EN, ES, EU
> Dossier | EN
> Dossier | ES

- Analogical slideshow of the route, taking a picture every 500 m. 240 slides to be displayed in three projectors with 80 photos carrousels in loop. 
- Registering the remains of the original motorway. Digital photos with GPS coordinates. 20 images.
- Photographs of the landscape of Berlinka. 10 photographs on aludibond. Size: 100 x 66cm. With the collaboration of Tomasz Kudelski.


"Projekt Beton" [Polish: Project Concrete] consisted of finding and then travelling along the abandoned Reichsautobahn [German: Imperial Highway] from Berlin to Königsberg (nowadays Kalinigrad), in the North-East of Poland. The construction of the highway began in the 1930s but was not completed due to World War Two; yet, the construction works reached an advanced stage from today’s Polish city Szczecin up to town of Barwice (125km). After the war and the subsequent translocation of the German-Polish border to the line formed by the rivers Oder and Neisse, the highway was left unfinished; over time, the unused section was covered by nature again.

The project's main focus was to treat every day as a journey on the not-yet-born highway, and to observe the surrounding landscape, with photography as a technique of approaching (entering) one of the foremost ideas concerning the Autobahnen: that of presenting the landscape to the people who travelled on them. A landscape that is no longer admired from the Reichsautobahn Berlin–Königsberg. The work covered three series of photographs: travelling along the highway and taking a slide picture every five hundred meters; a set of images of the other civil engineering objects; and a series of photographs portraying the landscape surrounding the highway. The pictures, together with a text on history, were published in a book.

>>> Book