11 october 2003 berlin: paradies: m.a.i.s v

a cool day, if not outright cold. i don't know what m.a.i.s is, nor have i seen the previous four shows, but i did go to this one. here is what appears to maybe be the page for it.

it took place in a bunker beneath alexanderplatz, in mitte, at the (not geographically) centre of what was once east berlin. the bunker was not so old, probably from the second world war, and was mostly concrete in good condition, ie. it wasn't that special, other than being generally quite bunker-like. the exhibition was interesting, although many parts could have been better. it was worth the 4€ but would not have been worth double that. if another m.a.i.s exhibition takes place, i will likely go, as long as the price is similar. enjoy!

btw, my favorites are numbers 6, 10, 14, 16, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 29, and 30. number 18 says "alles was wir kaufen können macht uns nicht wirklich glücklich", which means "everything which we can buy doesn't really make us happy". number 25 says "koma: besser ewig liegen, als ewig stehen" which means "better forever to lie than forever to stand". number 29 is three strips of backlit negatives.