»C/O Berlin App«

C/O Berlin is taking photography back to town!

Images by the Ostkreuz photographer Harald Hauswald, many of which have never been exhibited before, can now be discovered at selected stations on the U2 subway line in Berlin. Using augmented reality, the app transforms subway billboards into images of the exhibition »Harald Hauswald . Voll das Leben!« on your smartphone screen.

From January 26th 2022 it will be possible to digitally experience C/O Berlin’s exhibition program at selected sites around Berlin. Using augmented reality technology, the app transforms subway billboard surfaces into pictures from our exhibition on your smartphone screen.

In context of the exhibition »Harald Hauswald . Voll das Leben! Reloaded«, the launch of the app enables C/O Berlin to present pictures by OSTKREUZ photographer Harald Hauswald, many of which have never been exhibited before. The app will bring Hauswald’s photographs to life in the stations of the U2 subway line (Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Klosterstrasse, and Potsdamer Platz), presenting them in direct proximity of the sites where they were created. Like few other photographers, Hauswald documented the everyday lives of people in the German Democratic Republic with sensitivity and authenticity – from oppositional groups to unique snapshots of daily life in a socialist society and images of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which have become an integral part of the culture of memory in East and West Germany. The C/O Berlin App enables users to take a visual journey back to the Berlin that Hauswald experienced in the late 1970s through the mid- 1990s.

The C/O Berlin App was developed in collaboration with the artist Adam Broomberg. Featuring concise information on the exhibition, a map with locations, and directions for use, it makes it possible to discover the urban space of Berlin in a new visual way. It is available for free at the App Store and on Google Play. Scan the QR code below for free download!

The app is part of the exhibition »Harald Hauswald . Voll das Leben! Reloaded« at C/O Berlin, Amerika Haus, Hardenbergstrasse 22–24, 10623 Berlin. The exhibition is on view from December 11, 2021, until April 21, 2022.

All images © Harald Hauswald/OSTKREUZ/Bundesstiftung Aufarbeitung

Harald Hauswald (*1954 in Radebeul, German Democratic Republic), one of the most important photographers of the former GDR, is one of the founding members of the photography agency OSTKREUZ – Agentur der Fotografen. In the early 1980s he began publishing photographic reportages in West German magazines such as GEO, Stern, Zitty, and taz. His works have been shown in more than 250 individual exhibitions and were published in numerous publications on East Berlin and day-to-day life in the GDR. Hauswald lives and works in Berlin.

App Launch: Jan 26, 2022
Exhibition: Dec 11, 2021 — Apr 21, 2022

Amerika Haus, Hardenbergstraße 22-24, 10623 Berlin
[District: Charlottenburg | Borough: Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf]

Opening hours: Daily 11 am – 8 pm

Admission: 10 € / reduced 6 € | Online Ticket

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