Stephan Fiedler

Side Shows

Berlin Drawings 2020-2022
With texts by David Wagner and Dieter Wenk

Self-published, Berlin, 2022
Hardcover with black printing
96 pages, 200 × 138 mm
Edition of 200, signed and numbered

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With the Corona lockdown at the beginning of April 2020, I started to discover my immediate living environment and the neighbouring districts with my drawing pencil. The initial euphoria about the “stuttering engine of capitalism” was soon followed by the feeling of being locked up in the flat (now also home office). No more visits to cafés, cinemas and theatres closed, no concerts, no exhibitions, all museums closed, walks with friends only with a mask on and at a distance of 1.5 metres. From one day to the other, the city seemed to have turned into a functionless and threatening backdrop. But in contrast to the media-enhanced fear and real depression, a previously unknown calm and serenity prevailed in the urban space. The unromantic and often perceived as ugly soft cityscape of Berlin became a landscape that I could suddenly see with different eyes.