The Sun Machine is Coming Down lasted for ten days in October 2021. It was an exciting way to encourage visitors to explore a piece of the city closed to the public for years. For us, the most fascinating thing about this exhibition was how the ICC architecture shaped the artwork being presented and how beautiful this building really is. We hope this space is used more often in the future since it seems like it’s used more as background for movies than anything else.
If you listened to the album Heroes, from 1977, you know that there is a song in there called Neukoln. There David Bowie plays saxophone and explores an ambient piece of music to show how he saw West-Berlin.
During the seventies, Berlin was a city scarred by a war and by a wall the split it in half. This was the city where David Bowie and Iggy Pop decided to live, trying to escape the drug culture of Los Angeles. But where did David Bowie live in Berlin?