NODE is a Berlin and Oslo based design studio.
Susanne Kriemann 12650
Year: 2008
Format: 12 × 19 cm
Client: Susanne Kriemann
Credits: NODE Berlin Oslo
Archive #08001

This artist’s book created by Susanne Kriemann is a part of 12 650 000, her contribution to the 5th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. The book presents a collection of documentation on the Schwerbelastungskörper (heavy-load-bearing body), a concrete cylindrical construction in central Berlin. Erected in 1941 by Third Reich architect Albert Speer, the Schwerbelastungs-
körper was to test the grounds for Adolf Hitler’s plans to turn Berlin into the so-called Welthauptstadt (World Capital), Germania. Over the years, estimates of the weight of this construction have ranged from 12650 to 40000 tons. The articles and photographs in Kriemann’s book are organized according to these estimated weights. The book was published as part of On Paper – a special collaborative project between A Prior magazine and the 5th Berlin Biennale.

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