In June 2012, the Philharmoniker Hamburg wanted to attract new visitors to their upcoming concert “The Moldau” or “Vltava” by the Czech composer Bedřich Smeta-na. To this end, an impressive large-size poster (16 by 2 metres) was to be created in the Hamburg Shopping Arcades. Commissioned artist Debbie Smyth worked for five days live on-site in front of passers-by, using 5,900 nails and 1.2 km of string to visualise the plot of this musical piece. On the billboard, the strings of a real violin flow to create the scenes that Smetana was picturing with his music.
Draftfcb Deutschland GmbH, Hamburg
Dirk Haeusermann, Jessica Schneider, Mario Anspach