Twenty Years Later

mauer mob

November 9 marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the beginning of the reunification process of East and West Germany. To remember the occasion, the British performance artist Martin Butler has initiated ‘Mauer Mob 2009: Recreating the Berlin Wall‘. At 20.15 on November 9 in Berlin, people will line up along the path where the wall stood to recreate its presence.

The Berlin Wall project is about creating a “temporary monument of reflection”. When it was created, the wall was one of the clearest man-made divisions of people with different ideologies. For the 20th anniversary of its deconstruction we will rebuild the Berlin Wall, not from steel and concrete, but from people. To remember when Berlin became one again after decades of separations – physically as well as in the minds…

To join the 8279 people already registered, visit the Mauer Mob site and choose a location (via Bas at OY).

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