Bettina Pousttchi

Amplifier, a new site specific work by Bettina Pousttchi, draws on Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s 19th century architecture of the Berlin Concert Hall. A frontal view of the portico reveals five photographically printed columns between the six familiar Ionic columns. Unlike the historic columns, Bettina Pousttchi’s photographic columns extend beyond the first pediment, leading directly to the portico’s higher second pediment. By altering the familiar dimensions, the installation changes the real perception of the building, creating a new experience of its own. Amplifier was created from photos that the artist herself took of the Konzerthaus before assembling them into a digital photomontage applying the musical method of amplifying into the realm of visual arts.