Lars Laumann, Still, Berlinmuren, 2008, Video, 32 min, English, loop, color, sound Courtesy: The artist, 5th berlin biennial for contemporary art
The 5th Berlin Biennial curated by Adam Szymczyk and Elena Filipovic opens April 5.
One of the works to be included is a new film by Lars Laumann titled Berlinmuren and which tells the actual story of Eija-Riita Berliner-Mauer, a Swedish woman who married the Berlin Wall in 1979 and also changed her name.
A brief internet search only brings up a smattering of articles that discusses this woman's erotic love for this concrete wall. They don't explain if she's ever consummated the wedding (or how). Or if this is a post-modern ironic gesture or a real heart-felt sentiment. It looks like she might have a thing for plastic bags too!
If you know more about this, please comment.