1WTC

Romane d w borries

Friedrich von Borries

2011

Book, 21 x 13 cm, 204 p., language : German, publisher : Suhrkamp, Berlin, ISBN : 978-3-518-46274-4.
Materials: ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2028/378).

Literary synopsis

Four young people fight in New York against the omnipresence of the surveillance system. Deeper and deeper they get lost in a hall of mirrors of virtuality, fiction and reality. There are three deaths and a decision at the end. Ten years after the 9/11 attacks New York goes back to normalcy, and a new World Trade Center is being built - the 1WTC. Tom, a former employee of the U.S. military intelligence, creates the Foundation of the building. His girlfriend Jennifer, a gallery owner, meets the German artist Mikael Mikael in the library. Together with the mysterious hacker Asanta, they document the ubiquitous surveillance in the city. When Tom receives a mysterious order of his former superiors, the line between simulation and reality starts to blur.

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Authorship: Artist Author.

Creative Strategy: No Link to Artworks.

Genre: Thriller.

Publishing: Publishing House.

Theme: Control, Freedom, Mystery, Politics.

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