Beate Gegenwart


Concepts of boundaries/non-boundaries, seeking out spaces that could be defined as ‘inside’, but allowing activities of the outside to take place, fascinate me. I am interested in the ‘fabric of gaps’ and see-through
openings, the specific meanings of the spaces in-between. I am used to forever crossing, from one country to the other, from one language to the other.

My research for Heat Exchange 2 took me to Northern Italy, walking and recording the arcaded streets of Milan, Bologna, Padua and Venice. Arcades are active spaces, where movement takes place and light and dark interact. It is a permeable boundary, a place of edges and crossings.