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Ich bin ein Berliner
BY
Andreas Gedin

President Kennedy arrived in Berlin on June 26, 1963. An immense crowd gathered in the Rudolph Wilde Platz near the Berlin Wall to listen to the American President who delivered this memorable speech above all the noise, concluding with the now famous ending All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and, therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’. In the video a German accademic tries to teach a Greek man to say ‘Ich bin ein berliner’ in perfect German.

Ich bin ein Berliner is also available as a shorter 5:14 min screening version.

Keywords Sound
Aspect ratio 1,78:1 (4:3 Letterbox)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:28:42
Language English & German
Color Color
Year 2000
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About the artist

Andreas Gedin

Born in 1958, works and lives in Stockholm, Sweden. The works by Andreas Gedin combines an interest for ideas, communication, logistics, text and power relations. Often his works interfere with given rules. This causes disturbance of what we regard as normal. Therefore humor is an important part of many of his work. The works can be presented in small actions, videos, text, photography or whatever suits the artworks best.

Andreas Gedin has participated in several exhibitions nationally and internationally. Among them: Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam, Holland, and Nicolai CCAC, Copenhagen, Freespace, Sydney. Previous years solo shows include Index, Stockholm, Bildmuseet, Umeå and Moderna Museet, Stockholm among many others. Gedin has also done a series of projects at Liljevalchs Konsthall in Stockholm.

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