Architecture on Film: Berlinmuren + Rabbit à la Berlin

Part of Borders and Boundaries 2019 at the Barbican Centre


Wednesday 13 November 2019, 7 PM

Barbican Cinema 1

Barbican Centre

Silk Street,

London EC2Y 8DS


In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, two idiosyncratic films present two of its more unusual stories.

In 1979 Swedish woman Eija Riitta consolidated her lengthy love affair with the Berlin Wall by marrying it. In artist Lars Laumann’s film, ‘objectum-sexual’ identifying Eija narrates her romance and union with the wall; a love story transcending distances, age, politics and conventions.

Rabbit à la Berlin shows a very different side to the wall’s rise and fall, from the perspective of the many thousands of rabbits that comfortably called its Death Zone home. As barbed wire turns to concrete, and strangely behaving humans erect lengthy structures of unknown purpose, a paradisiacal ‘rabbitland’ temporarily flourishes in the ‘meadows’, before the rabbits are forced to adjust to a very different way of life.

Curated by the Architecture Foundation

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