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Light installation celebrates fall of Berlin Wall

Andrew Brister 10 September 2014
Light installation celebrates fall of Berlin Wall

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, an extraordinary light installation – The Lichtgrenze (The Border of Lights) – will be created, following the former route of the so-called Berliner Mauer.

From 7-9 November, the 15.3 km frontier that once divided the city centre will be re-imagined in light by thousands of illuminated balloons. Running through the centre of Berlin, from Bornholmer Straße to the Oberbaumbrücke, the installation will stretch past the Mauerpark, along the Berlin Wall memorial on Bernauer Straße through to the Brandenburg Gate, over Potsdamer Platz to Checkpoint Charlie and on to the East Side Gallery.

Brothers Christopher Bauder and Marc Bauder conceived the idea of The Lichtgrenze in 2011, supported by Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft and developed with the help of Kulturprojekte Berlin. The Lichtgrenze is part of the anniversary celebrations being organised by Kulturprojekte Berlin as part of an initiative from the city of Berlin. Whitevoid is developing and producing the 8000 battery powered light elements.

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