"Baader-Meinhof Archives" by Hunter Madsen

"Baader-Meinhof Archives"

 
TITLE - "Baader-Meinhof Archives"
WHERE - Dumpster at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, Germany (2015)

How odd it feels to remember a once all-too-vivid instance of terrorism as a dusty historical footnote, born into conditions now long past and mostly forgotten. In this case, a radical brigade whose violent stand seemed, at that time, so germane to the cultural crisis of post-war West Germany is exposed, years later, to have been nothing more than a bloody front operation for the East German security police.  One sees inevitable, coldly macro-political parallels to our own, frightening moment of jihadist mania.