Berlin Camouflage, 2016

Performance with Duygu Atceken
netting, fabric, rope, photocopies

“In her woven pattern, the camoufler hides, conceals, disguises, decorates.” 

Berlin Camouflage was a site-specific durational performance developed for the Plattenvereinigung, a concrete structure built using reclaimed parts of high-rise buildings and located on Berlin’s disused airfield, Tempelhofer Feld. In response to the structure and it’s location, Atceken & Hughes wove their own Berlin Camouflage pattern based on archival research; camouflage which employs tonal fields of grey to mimic the concrete architecture of post-war Berlin and avoid enemy eyes. 
Through this performance of (gendered) collective labour, the artists question the links between work, effective surface and ornament.