Monday, May 16, 2011

Stasi Museum, Leipzig








I've slowly been making edits of all the things I collected pictures of on last month's trip. One of the most unexpected places we ended up was the Stasi Museum in Leipzig; we arrived at 10am, to find not so much a museum, but an invitation inside by a series of hand drawn marker pen signs, the nib dragged to exhaustion across sheets of corrugated cardboard; inside, shelves, boxes and cabinets stuffed full of unlikely moustaches, bugging devices, microphones hidden in bricks, and a cleverly engineered machine who's only job was to open and re-seal envelopes, perfectly. So as not to fade the printed items, floral curtains covered most of the windows and blew in the wind (the reflection of some of which you can see in these pictures), making it feel even more as though the operators had just popped out...