Voices from the corridor part 1 or Everybody’s practice of exhibiting. Stefano Faoro.
Image 1: The Hochspannungshalle ‘Parabelhalle’ is a high voltage test hall in Spandau, Berlin. In the laboratories researchers can generate artificial lightning, thunders, rain and other weather conditions in order to test prototypes designated to different climates. It was designed in 1961 by architect Walter Henn.
Image 2: A film-still from ‘Shock Corrdior’, directed by Samuel Fuller in 1963.
Image 3: Walter Henn was, since the early 1950s, part of a group of German architects who developed the theory of Bürolandschaft, literally ‘office landscapes’. They predicted and applied the end of corridors in working and public buildings. They designed and built rooms where desks could float free and a non-hierarchical ambiance could increase collaboration and, therefore, production. The Osram offices were built by Walter Henn in 1965, in Munich.
Part of ‘Voices from the corridor part 1 or Everybody’s practice of exhibiting’.
A production by Stefano Faoro, Berlin 2013.