The transit lounge is the archetypal transit space, the point where the hyper-global + hyper-local coincide; a location which blurs traditional conceptions of geo-political boundaries, creating pockets of international space within the borders of individual nation-states. An in-between space, it exists relative to a fixed departure and arrival point, not to the area that surrounds it.

The Transit Lounge is a series of overlapping residencies for Australian and German artists and architects in Berlin. It is also a blog where themes relating to the project will develop, collaborations will be initiated and sustained, and observations on the city collected. The Transit Lounge invites you to participate in these transnational conversations by commenting on the blog.

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Friday, February 23, 2007


On the 8th March, Vollkontakt Berlin will hold its first event. An international electro-acoustic ensemble will play across 2 rooms. In addition to percussion instrumets, double bass and flutes, there will be a group of musicians playing self-made instruments.Interacting with the sound, two video artists will create a visual experience. The unique ambience of the Vollkontakt Bar is created through the combination the industrial character of the Josetti Hoefe with Electronic, IDM and Ambient sounds. The bar will open at 6pm, and the performance begins at 9pm.


Yandell Walton’s work explores representations of the contained figure. She is interested in the interaction between the projected image and three-dimensional spaces to help blur the boundaries between the real and unreal. By working with reality and combining this with the use of technology, it creates a crossover of the real and the virtual allowing for the viewer to experience the actual and fantastic. The nature of her work reflects inner thoughts and emotion, challenging the audience to delve into fantasy, imagination as well as desperation.

Behind the window of an inner city building, passers by discover a virtual figure approaching from behind the glass. In the increasing desperation to escape from the building the figure captures the audiences attention by pounding on the glass, then disappearing into the darkness, leaving them haunted by the experience.

Yandell Walton has been exploring through projection and video installation the contained body, this containment being a metaphor for the interior space of the psyche. Walton’s latest projection installation Inside utilises a window of the Transit Lounge gallery space to comment on human emotion and the feelings associated with being in different spaces. The projection installation reflects how the city can affect the human psyche in a negative way. Her fascination in blurring the boundaries between the actual and illusional is again created using video projection.

Yandell is visiting Berlin from Australia and completed her Masters Of Fine Art at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2005. She has a growing profile in Melbourne exhibiting regularly in galleries and installation spaces both nationally and internationally as well as involving herself in arts based festivals. You can view more of her work at

[1] In Different Spaces, Place and Memory in Visual Culture, Victor Burgin pg29

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