Potsdamer Platz is the Heart of Light Art
The light weeks transform Berlin into a shining stage full of vibrantly illuminated city sights. Towards the end of each year, the entire capital is ablaze with an amazing array of lighting concepts and installations created by German and international artists. Since 2010, Potsdamer Platz has been the centre of the Festival. The entire quarter is decked out in extraordinary luminous displays. Each evening for around two weeks, a multitude of radiant effects is created, unique light images are projected onto the facades of high-rises, and trees and gardens illuminate. The wide variety of colourful impressions promises guests an altogether enlightening experience.
This year’s highlight are the “Giant Bunnies” by Australian artist Amanda Parer. You can find them between 12th and 15th October at Potsdamer Platz and Marlene-Dietrich-Platz. The award-winnig artist is happy that her “Bunnies” will have their Germany premiere in the heart of Berlin:
“Berlin is home to one of the world’s richest and most varied arts scenes in the world right now, therefore I am very excited and honored that the giant bunnies of Intrude will be having their presence felt there very soon. Don’t worry people of Germany, they may monstrous in their illuminated glory, standing at 10m high and sitting at 13m long, they want only to be approached gently and aim to provoke thought on the collective impact we are having on earth.”
29/9 – 15/10/2017, Potsdamer Platz, 10785 Berlin
They’ve already visited New York, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Singapore and many other cities, but now Amanda Parer’s “Giant Bunnies” and “Intrude” exhibition are coming to Germany for the first time: Potsdamer Platz will play host to the seven-metre illuminated nylon bunnies from 12 to 15 October. In the evening, the giant illuminated creatures will be accompanied by a fascinating light installation.
The hustle and bustle of Berlin is a long way from coastal serenity, but “Naufrago” will change all that between 29 September and 15 October: The work of Chilean artist Marjorie Chau is an interactive swing located in Varian-Fry-Straße. The maritime imagery and sounds of the sea invite visitors to take an unforgettable journey into the endless expanses of the ocean.
A place for meditation at the heart of Berlin: Artist Malte Kebbel’s “Monoliths” installation comprises four pieces of the Berlin Wall bathed in rich and luscious colours, exuding calmness and serenity. For 17 days from 29 September, the Monoliths installation at Marlene-Dietrich-Platz invites visitors to reflect and contemplate the identity of Berlin, its history and its inhabitants and guests.
Tesla electric cars may be shaking up the global automotive market right now, but barely anyone knows the real meaning behind the word “Tesla”. The historic facade of Haus Huth at Fontaneplatz will play host to a unique projection of the electrifying life of Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla. Dazzling lightning, explosive experiments and spectacular film scenes will turn the facade of Haus Huth into a one-of-a-kind open-air cinema from 13 to 15 October. The installation, brainchild of young Belgrade-based artist Dusan Jovovic, was awarded with the European Union’s prestigious PR Excellence Award in the Science and Education category. Potsdamer Platz will see the Tesla installation make its first appearance in Germany.
Experience the fascinating colours of North America at the heart of Berlin, all thanks to the “Indian Summer” installation. The famous boulevard on Alte Potsdamer Straße will be immersed in warm autumn tones from 29 September to 15 October, providing the ideal backdrop to a romantic stroll.
Boats on Pianosee
The colourfully illuminated boats will be returning to Pianosee lake from 29 September to 15 October.