Images shot outside Local Fist in the Passerelle (the mostly abandoned subterranean mall adjacent to Hannover's central train station, or Hauptbahnhof) during the May 22nd vernissage for Wolfgang Höpfner's 28-hour (!) video documentary from 1983, Der ewige Tag ("The Eternal Day"). Embedded into the ruin of the mall (selected ravaged storefronts were re-opened, with their woeful contents recycled as narrative elements), with period posters, designed by Höpfner, affixed to doorframes and crumbling columns, the cumulative effect -- one sending up the notion of utopian design -- was stirring. Superb urban art, flawless in its execution, witheringly satirical in every detail...
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