À la recherche de la frontière effacée : le mur à Berlin, le palimpseste Checkpoint Charlie : Espace représenté, espace en représentation

Abstract : Synecdoche of the east-west shift, the Berlin Wall found its acme at Checkpoint Charlie. However, within a few months, after the wall came down in 1989 November 9th, all of the installations disappeared, leaving a vacuum, then being re-urbanizing quickly. If only evanescent elements remain, the wall is still attached to the name of Berlin and draws thousands of tourists in search of the thrill of oppression. At Checkpoint Charlie, where the reunion of the two Germany trivialized the site, only a small reconstructed cabin signaled the famous point of passage. As iconic figure of literature and cinema, CheckPoint Charlie slips from the actual scene to a setting set halfway between the testimony and the fairground attraction. We will describe this process by showing how cinematic fiction fuels the collective memory, reinventing history in its spatial dimension.
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Laurent Lescop. À la recherche de la frontière effacée : le mur à Berlin, le palimpseste Checkpoint Charlie : Espace représenté, espace en représentation. Frontières oubliées, frontières retrouvées, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, pp.361-374, 2012, Marches et limites anciennes en France et en Europe, 978-2-7535-1739-4. ⟨http://www.pur-editions.fr⟩. ⟨hal-01502068⟩

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