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Annett Zinsmeister, MERO_VISION

Spatial installation

The artist Annett Zinsmeister has designed a walk-through installation within the surviving spatial framework of the Mero Hall - a legacy from the times of the Kulturpark (1969-1989). The staged interior views draw on photographic documentation that Annett Zinsmeister completed during her research residency as a search for traces within the Spreepark and an artistic examination of the Mero System. The artist (and architect) visually deconstructed this strictly modular spatial framework on different levels, reassembling it in countless variations by means of experimental trials.

The installation MERO_VISION MRF SP, which was on display in September 2022, enclosed a square segment of the Mero Hall with a panorama that seemed to mirror the existing architecture and at the same time transform it into a new, utopian construction. Annett Zinsmeister generated new modules from the system and her documentation, which she then recombines in complex formations. These surreal constructions echo the search for tangible connections of space in a muddled context.

With MERO_VISION Exp. Annett Zinsmeister developed in 2023 a growing and changing site-specific installation. The Mero Hall not only functions as the actual location but also supplied the material for the visual and mental building blocks which the artist uses to design new perspectives of fictitious spaces. She plays with our perception at the place where spatial facts and visual fiction meet; it is a play between inside and outside, top and bottom, planes and depth. The spatial experience challenged our visual habits from April 30 until May 29, 2023.