Defence, 2021

Deserted streets during the second lockdown in Berlin. A ringing silence. The city saves itself by being alone and abandoned. To find a place to hide. To find a safe place. The city, whose forty percent of urban structures are hidden underground. Unbreakable, concrete, cold.
For the Defence project, Tanya Sharapova drew parallels between the hidden underground world of Berlin and Berlin inhabitants from the past. She combined remains of Berlin bunkers photographed around the city with passport photos found on Berlin's flea markets.