The artwork Zusammenführungsanlage (Merging Facility) encourages overcoming societal polarisation through dialogue. On almost all issues and commemorative occasions, supporters and opponents clash in increasingly irreconcilable ways. In the work, the opponents enter through separate doors into an illusionary room without an exit, where they can settle their differences at a round table. The small room is also representative of our earth and its limited resources: if diverse people want to coexist peacefully on it in the future, they must dare more togetherness.
Part of the work was also a live performance on 13 February, 2pm, Prager Straße.
Daniel Theiler is a German-Turkish visual artist, filmmaker, and architect. He graduated as Meisterschüler of Nina Fischer in Art and Media at UdK Berlin. Studies of art at Bauhaus University Weimar under Danica Dakić and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Master of Fine Arts), and architecture at TU Berlin, ETH Zurich, and the University of Strathclyde Glasgow (Dipl.-Ing.). Theiler works with a variety of media ranging from video, photography and installation to public interventions. In his works, he examines the gaps between utopia and reality by challenging conventions and questioning the usual. He lives and works in Berlin and Leipzig.
Zusammenführungsanlage is an artistic contribution by Daniel Theiler at the invitation of HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts on the occasion of the WOD-Posterevent in Februrary 2022
Zusammenführungsanlage, Daniel Theiler