Kulturpark-Plänterwald (1969) was the only amusement park in East Berlin. After the fall of the wall, its management shifted to a private one receiving the name of Spreepark and then later on closing its doors due to bankruptcy in 1999.
I experienced travelling in a time capsule –with the appearance of a bicycle – from the Spree shore and through its fence. Wild vegetation making its way among shady trees. My camera moving with the same bewilderment with which Christiane, Alex’s mother, says goodbye to the inert Lenin flying over her. Some amusements seemingly demolished among echoes of laughter come to life, a life trapped in those negatives.
Yashica Electro 35. Kodak Tri-x 400 35mm.