The video and sound work rohrism II is the second part of a work about the Gasometer Schöneberg. The industrial area around the great gas holder from 1910 is the planned location for the European Energy Forum (Euref), an european-russian “Think Tank” for science, the economy and politics on energy issues. Lack of investors as well as public activism trying to prevent “a new Potsdamer Platz” built on the listed heritage has put sticks in the wheels for the realization of the visionary ideas for the area. Rohrism is an auditive excavation in the space between what was and what is yet to come.
As for the audiowork rohrism, the sound is recorded from the inside of pipes in the gasometer. The “pipe-flutes” in various sizes and from different material filters the surrounding; passing trains, cars and airplanes, the renovation of a building and singing birds. The video is shot from inside the rusty gas holder where a transparent, plastic events-tent is built in the middle, as the first step towards it´s transformation.
HD video, 7 min
sound from rohrism II:
rohrismII , 7 min
video stills from rohrism II: