Cinema, Archive, and the Interactive Map of Potsdamer Platz
This chapter concentrates on Berlin’s propensity for staging encounters with urban virtuality, the multiple temporalities that the built city displays, particularly at the fraught site of Potsdamer Platz, once divided by the East-West border and before the Second World War, a major urban node. Examining the turning point of the late 1980s and early 1990s as a shift from purely cinematic explorations of place to new media ones, this chapter focuses on the Potsdamer Platz sequence of Wim Wenders’s Der Himmel über Berlin (1987) and Art + Com’s new media archival project, The Invisible Shape of Things Past (1995-present) and posits cartographic indexicality as a postwall strategy for countering and controlling urban nostalgia.
Minnesota Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.