Zeche Zollverein, Essen

Posted on June 25, 2012

Visited the UNESCO World Heritage former industrial site in Essen on way home from doCUMENTA. Impressed by the enormous scale of the complex and the progressive renovations taking place. The Ruhr Triennale was coming up with some excellent programming and the PACT dance centre had just welcomed Heine Avdal, a Norwegian choreographer with whom I am working next year. The massive undertaking of converting acres of rusty pipes, towers, tunnels, tanks and hangars seems incredibly daunting in these perilous economic times, and yet the plans seem to be in full progress.

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