Alter Bahnhof Video Walk

The project Alter Bahnhof Video Walk by artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller invites visitors to Kassel’s Hauptbahnhof to take a walk through the old train station. Equipped with portable media players that can be borrowed at the station, or provided with downloads for personal media devices, participants are guided through the station by image and sound. The events unfolding on the small screen, previously filmed by the artists, show the exact location in which participants are located, and play back its sounds. As visitors follow the moving images (and try to frame them as if they were the camera operator) a strange confusion of realities past and present occurs, which deepens their experience of their surroundings.