Monika Rechsteiner

* 1971 (Switzerland), lives in Berlin and Basel

During the time of GDR a nuclear power plant was planned in Stendal but never finished. Within the lats twenty years whole complex is going to  be dismantled step by step. Monika Rechsteiner filmed the architecture of the building. A no-man’s land is scarred by water, bears traces of rust, defies in broad daylight the effects of weathering. The lifeless industrial ruin makes every movement, every sound into a sensation: voices from a nearby residential neighborhood, rustling of blank pages as they fall, rain, rhythmic hammering on a perforated wall. This scenario is juxtaposed with the filming of a walk by night in the center of Tokyo, right after the Fukushima catastrophe.