Title of ArtworkLichtgrenze
Year of Origin2014
    Carbonstangen, Ballons aus Naturkautschuk, Kunststoff
Collaboration/Shared Production/Research
    Vom 7. bis 9. November 2014 markierten 6880 weiße Ballons auf 2,50 Meter hohen Carbonstangen einen Teil des ehemaligen Mauerverlaufs. Die weißen Ballons aus Naturkautschuk hatten einen Durchmesser von je 60 Zentimetern. Der Standfuß jedes Objekts war ein mit 20 Liter Wasser gefüllter Kunststofffuß. Insgesamt war jede Ballonstele 3,40 Meter hoch.
    WHITEvoid, Berlin
Medium/Type of Artwork
Light Source
Light-Optical Factors
History of a work

Light art installation for 25 years fall of the Berlin wall. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, WHITEvoid’s creative director Christopher Bauder and his brother Marc were commissioned by the city of Berlin to create an extraordinary light installation called LICHTGRENZE (Border of Lights). From the 7th to the 9th of November 2014 the 15.3 kilometer frontier that once divided the city center was re-imagined in light by 8000 balloon lights all developed and produced by WHITEvoid. Running through the heart of Berlin, from Bornholmer Straße to the Oberbaumbrücke, the installation was stretching 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. As an integral part of the LICHTGRENZE, large format screens at selected public locations were showing Marc Bauder’s film collage MAUERSTÜCKE (Wall Pieces) made from historic, often little-known archive footage about the construction, life and fall of the Berlin Wall. On the 9th of November the LICHTGRENZE was also the central part of the official memorial festivities of the city Berlin and the Federal Republic of Germany. In a televised spectacle 8000 volunteers released their balloon in a choreographed manner into the Berlin night sky.  (20. 06.2019)

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