place. U2, Alexanderplatz Berlin
format. competition / temporary installation
material. pennant ﬁnger chains
fotos. Thomas Bruns, Berlin
Red and silver pennant chains were attached to the ceiling of the subway station, and they began to ﬂutter when the trains arrived. This caught the attention of the passengers like an advertisement would but was not linked to any product. The work, which is titled Typenoffen (“Type Open”), offered nothing concrete for the passenger’s attention to grasp, instead encouraging them to reﬂect critically on the ubiquitous presence of advertising in the public space.