„Augen auf Beton“ takes encounter to the streets

September 2021

Just a construction fence, now an exhibition space: In Berlin-Kreuzberg, the construction fence oft he business courtyards PANDION OFFICEHOME The Grid will serve as an exhibition space of a special kind from 1 September 2021 - the title: "Augen auf Beton ". The construction fence exhibition, which will last several months, is one of the many projects with which PANDION supports creative artists in their work.
The focus is on the many workers at construction sites of PANDION and others in the capital. Their faces can be seen on a large scale on various construction fences in the city. In addition, there is a large portrait photo of one on the wall of the building at Prinzenstr. 32-34.
Who are these people who are changing the city so significantly? What are their stories? Where do they come from and where are they going? Berliners can get answers to these questions free of charge via a QR code on the construction fences. This leads to a website containing video interviews of the participants. Through the life stories and faces of the painters and drywallers, the construction sites gain character and personality.

Behind the project "Eyes on Concrete" is the film producer Janine Baumeister, who wants to use her work to bring encounters to the street - where the most diverse people come together, randomly and directly. The idea: the construction fence becomes a meeting place that no longer serves as a mere demarcation, but informs about the people behind the construction site and invites reflection.

You can find more information about the project here: https://augenaufbeton.berlin

© Augen auf Beton, a production by Janine Baumeister / LOBOCITOFilm GmbH