One of a series of photos that I took last weekend of architect Daniel Libeskind's Jewish Museum in Berlin.
This is Menashe Kadishman's 'Shalechet' art installation - over 10,000 steel faces cover the floor of the tall concrete room like "fallen leaves".
The faces gradually disappear from view into the darkness of the far corners of the 20m high bare concrete top-lit space. The open-mouthed faces are roughly cut from thick, circular steel plates and they clang and echo heavily when they move as visitors walk across them.
I thought the whole building was an astonishing place but this room in particular was extremely powerful and thought provoking.
It's not possible to relay to you in a still photograph the total sensory experience of what it was like to stand in this room. The clanging echos that the heavy metal discs make when you walk on them is a direct function of the sound-reflective bare concrete structure of the shell of the room, so clearly Libeskind and Kadishman must have collaberated closely together to get the architecture and art installation working as one.
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16 mm (35mm equiv.)