Friday March 22, 2002 – Saturday April 20, 2002
Wannaville was created by Megan Sullivan in Berlin over the course of one year, from September 1998 to September 1999. The project was produced by taking five to seven rolls of film per week, recording daily activities throughout the city, processing the film at a drugstore, organizing the images into a series of sequences, and color-copying each sequence to create a booklet. This process resulted in a set of 102 booklets featuring a total of over 1,500 images. The series was not conceived as a documentary; rather, it explored the architectural implications of photographic representation, using the changing German capital as a protagonist for a narrative of moving spaces. The project touched upon pressing issues in photography, German culture and aesthetics, and the relationship of the viewer to the represented space of Berlin—a city in the space of printed matter. Original books were displayed on the gallery walls, accompanied by a special edition of 32 display books for public consultation.