Peggy Buth’s new work Superparadise is about the Berlin suburb Schöneberg, in particular the Nollendorf-Kiez, which has been developing into a living utopia for queers since the 1970s. For years, the area has also topped the federal charts for homophobic violence. For this piece, Buth collected protocols, newspaper articles, and police reports on more recent attacks against homosexuals. In addition, she photographed various locations in the neighbourhood.
This material was made into a series of 20 panels, each consisting of three to four photographs, a legend and a text. On each panel, the photographs are taken from the location indicated in the legend. The text is lifted from the reports on the various acts of homophobic violence. There is no factual connection between these reports and the dedicated photographs. The act and the place, each facts in themselves, are joined into a construction at once impossible and possible.