Scanning the Horizon

Scanning the Horizon, 2021–ongoing
Interactive website with point cloud scans and audio interviews
Online: queerspaces.berlin

“We may never touch queerness, but we can feel it as the warm illumination of a horizon imbued with potentiality.” —José Esteban Muñoz, Cruising Utopia

Scanning the Horizon aims to create a digital archive of selected queer spaces in Berlin. It currently shows five spaces that were digitally captured with a 3D laser scanner and then made accessible online. The spatial portraits are expanded through interviews with the spaces, allowing the locations to speak for themselves and tell their own story. The project sees itself more as a listening practice. In it, the cold and ostensibly neutral gaze of the scanner is complemented by the warm data of the interview.

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