Potsdam Boulevard

Berlin´s Potsdamer Straße should not be mistaken for Potsdamer Platz. While the latter has become Berlin´s new city center with masses of tourists and high-level institutions Potsdamer Straße, just around the corner, can easily called its evil twin. One summer night in 2008 tough the street got brightened up by the reflex of a very distant aura: the installation Potsdam Boulevard made Hollywood´s iconic palm trees appear right next the street along its side walk. Not for real – but in imagination. Like in the headlights of bypassing cars their shadows where sliding across neighboring facades. The installation was part of the art festival Magistrale – Kunst im Brennpunkt.