дo Ende / 2012
"дo Ende" or "before the end" (дo=before, russian, Ende=end, German) presents a documentation of the former Center for Festivities of the Communist party from Karl-Marx-Stadt (now named Chemnitz), a city in Eastern Germany, Saxony, close to Dresden.
Chemnitz held the name Karl-Marx-Stadt in honor of the known philosopher, although he never set his foot in the town.
"The Forum" was built in 1986-1987 and served its purpose only for a few years. After the fall of the Berlin wall it was used only for some high school or student parties. It is pretty much untouched by the modifications that could have altered its appearance over the last decade. The building holds a clear, well defined, scent of its primary purpose, being left absolutely intact. Seeing it is like a passing through a time machine, back before the Euro crushed the German currency, before prefabricated malls erupted in the center of the town and Jehova's witnesses roamed the streets of Marx-Stadt.
Right now, "The Forum" awaits demolition, because of its position, being located in the center of town and because of the loss of its use.
The building is close to the largest sculpture of a head in Europe and one of the biggest in the world - the head of Karl Marx - 7 meters in height, and other 4 meters of foundation.