In the performative installation for “New Frankfurt Internationals” Kahlcke addresses the architecture and meaning of major squares and public spaces at the city center. He juxtaposes photos of youth gangs from the 1980s and 1990s that he researched from within the scene with his own contemporary photos of “representational architecture”. Kahlcke makes visible phenomena of the repressive appropriation of space in a narrative presentation.
According to Kahlcke: “It is about the transformation of the city, the represented dominance of architecture and the individual, belonging and non-belonging, as well as power claims to the key spaces of the city—or better put, why the fight for the city center is important.”
Leonard Kahlcke (born 1975) studied at the Offenbach Academy of Art and Design. He lives and works in Frankfurt a. M.