2015-2017 | Pictures for a Book
The TV tower at Berlin’s Alexanderplatz looks like an extra in Daniele Ansidei’s images of the reconstruction of the shopping center. The prominent Berlin landmark remains in the background: sometimes cropped, sometimes a point of reference disappearing in the fog. Instead, the focus is on what’s happening on the ground – the changes taking place amongst the plastic sheeting, construction hoarding, steel girders, and wall sections. Over two years, and without adhering to a stationary or chronological documentation process, he photographed the reconstruction of the shopping center, previously known as “Berlin Carré”, which in the 1990s represented the new face of post-reunification consumption.