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“Scar Tissue” 
research, drawings, and lead paint, 2019


The war changed the look and the feel of the city of Berlin drastically. First of all, the city was bombed, leaving a random scar on the then-existing city. After the war, the wall divided the city into two parts and left in this way a new scar upon the town. These are the elements that the artist wants to research in Berlin. Vansteenkiste Takes archival photographs and paints over the scars with a Lead Paint to make the scar physical. In western way of thinking we want to restore it to its original form but in non-Western traditions the scar is a active reminder.