Saturday, 1 November 2014

Berlin Wall Being Rebuilt in a Glittering Show of 8,000 Glowing Orbs

In 1961, the ill-famed Berlin Wall was constructed and fully cut off West Berlin from East Germany and East Berlin. However, the ongoing infrastructure was taken down in 1989 and with it reclaimed free movement between East and West. That was about 25 years ago, and to honor this occasion, light artist Christopher Bauder and filmmaker Marc Bauder designed Lichtgrenze, a 10-mile reconstruction of the Berlin Wall. Nonetheless, in its place of concrete and barbed wire, the fundamental path will feature stunning 8,000 glowing white balloons to be set up for two days. The lovely installation will begin in the middle of the night on November 7 to signify the how the original wall was constructed, which was literally overnight.
Therefore at 6 prime locations have selected along the route, Lichtgrenze will show historical footage of life during the Berlin Wall’s presence. People will also catch that every 500 feet features personal stories and memories of people who lived on both sides of barrier, or whose lives were badly affected by it in some way. Lichtgrenze will be erected until November 9 at 7PM. In this time, more than thousands of volunteers (recognized as balloon patrons) will attribute personal messages to the orbs, separate their strings, and send the lit balloons into the sky. The glittering display will be ecological, too. Researchers at the University of Hanover particularly designed the lovely balloons to make sure that they’re entirely biodegradable.

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