The municipal slaughterhouse of Wiesbaden dates back to 1884. After operations were relocated in 1990, the remaining two halls and the water tower of 1899 were transformed into a center for cultural events in 1994 by a private initiative. The „Schlachthof“ became a leading center for independent music groups in Germany. However, in 2010 the city of Wiesbaden had to close the center and bring down the old buildings – except for the water tower, which has been beautifully re-developed. A new concert hall was built, and the inaugural concert took place in 2012. FInally, the water tower was re-opened in 2015.

My fotos date back to the time shortly before the city brought down the main buildings. I used POlaroid instant 35mm slide film in black-white and in colour, a very rare and unusual film material that I liked very much. Not only did it have its very own character, the results were never predictable because the mechanical process for developing the film was, well, very mechanical…

Enjoy a testimonial of this famous place!