Hotel of Eternal Light

A documentation of the former Stasi prison in East-Berlin during the Communist area, symbolizing political persecution and oppression. Inmates at Hohenschönhausen described the prison ironically as the ‘Hotel of Eternal Light’ acknowledging the constant artificial illumination that was designed to suspend time. The focus is upon the sense of light, used perniciously by the prison regime as a form of control, guilt and disorientation. Approaching the subject matter from a distinct representation of beauty to contrast its inherent ugliness and malformation.