The project Conspiracy Dwellings presented a network of 450 secret apartments and institutions in Erfurt which the former East German Ministry of State Security (Stasi) operated from 1980 to 1989. Initiated by the British artist Pam Skelton and the German scholar Joachim Heinrich, the project displayed photos and audio/video installations around the city based on the spying and denunciation that took place in the GDR. The project used the original locations to reveal the former surveillance and state control in the city and its public life. Accompanying events included tours, performances, lectures, workshops and discussions.
Project managers: Verena Kyselka, Hildigund Neubert
Participating artists: Pam Skelton (GB), C. CRED (GB), Tina Clausmeyer
Venues and schedule:
Kunsthaus Erfurt, Evangelischer Kunstdienst, Thuringian State Commission for Stasi Documents; 28 September - 16 November 2007;
South Hill Park, Bracknell, England, 1 December - 20 January 2008
Thüringer Landesbeauftragte für Stasi-Unterlagen (Thuringian State Commission for Stasi Documents)