Arsenal 2002

9 C-Print Photograps, various sizes
Installation view, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Collection, Sammlung Verbund, Vienna, et al.

The nine images which make up the series, Arsenal, were shot on location in the old Arsenal movie theatre in Berlin, in the last weeks before it closed. When we began working on location, we recalled the female ticket taker waiting outside the movie theatre, in Edward Hopper's painting, New York Movie.

In Arsenal, the movie theatre is portrayed as a vacated space, one in which the female character operates all of the mechanisms of the house herself and whose solitary presence from room to room slips between proprietor, janitor, projectionist, movie actress, concession worker and audience.