Public Installation


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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, an extraordinary light installation was created, following the former route of the so-called Berliner Mauer. From 7–9 November 2014, the 15.3 km frontier that once divided the city centre was reimagined in light by thousands of illuminated balloons. On the last night of the temporary installation, 8,000 volunteers jointly released the balloons with their own personal message attached into the Berlin night sky. Thus, the wall of light, just like its 1989 counterpart, literally vanished into thin air with the help of the citizens.

  • Client:
    Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH, Berlin
  • Design:
    WHITEvoid GmbH, Berlin
  • Design:
    Bauderfilm, Berlin
  • Creative Direction:
    Christopher Bauder, WHITEvoid GmbH
  • Creative Direction:
    Marc Bauder, Bauderfilm
  • Film Production:
    Marc Bauder, Bauderfilm
  • Project Management:
    Philipp Rasehorn, WHITEvoid GmbH
  • General Coordination/Communication:
    Moritz van Dülmen, Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH
  • Engineering:
    Steven Morgan, porcella + morgan, Berlin
  • Scientific Direction/Information Boards:
    Tom Sello, Frank Ebert, Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft e.V., Berlin
  • Consulting:
    Hans Reitz, Circ GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin