FFT Düsseldorf Juni 2017
The beginning of several years of work on the quarter behind the main station, which has been the subject of a wave of media clichés since the incidents on Cologne’s New Year’s Eve 2016. Oberbilk has been Arrival City since the 19th century – what skills & resources, which hybrid lifestyles can find their way into mainstream society from here? The first project follows the songlines of some residents. In the middle of the turbid quarter, visitors encounter embedded sound stations & listen to personal field recordings of long-prepared wealth & surprising loss, unshakable confidence & constant updates of basic values.