The basis for the sound installation in the urban space of Berlin-Adlershof
was provided by authentic audio files from the German radio archive
whose contents refer to the texts on the ellipsoid sound bodies.
the end of radio and television broadcasting in the GDR, the
German radio archive in Berlin-Adlershof initially held collected
archive stocks in the former GDR television (DFF) headquarters
near the site of the aerodynamic park.
The archive was moved to
Potsdam Babelsberg in 2000. In addition to numerous written documents,
the considerable volume of visual and sound files are available
for academic and research purposes as well as for use by public
Besides radio and television features, the German radio archive’s
sound collection was particularly useful for the sound pieces
employed in the soundscape. This special archive encompasses
over 36,000 individual sounds recorded on 12,000 audiotapes and
is distinguished by a great thematic variety of materials.
AIR BORNE, Stefan Krüskemper researched and selected
numerous recordings on the theme of flight from the sound archive
(such as historical audio files of biplanes and zeppelins, air
traffic control centres and cockpit recordings) as well as radio
contact, radio interference signals, recordings of military sounds,
technical compression equipment and wind tunnels. These were
then complemented with radio features and television documentaries
including interviews with eye witnesses from the Johannisthal
airport and aviation specialists from the early days.
Stefan Krüskemper, office of integrative art
With the collaboration
Essl and Trillian GmbH
Land Berlin, Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung
Hunboldt-Universty, Campus Adlershof
The sound installation is
open to the public day and night