Fountains ¦ Berlin ¦ 2008
For the seventh time the artist Nils R. Schultze will transform four fountains in the heart of Berlin to light objects. From the 28 th of november until the 29 th of december in 2008 the fountains at Pariser Platz (near Brandenburger Tor), Viktoria-Louise-Platz, the fountain Wrangelbrunnen in the Urbanstrasse and the fountain, hidden since years behind a woodden box behind the Märkischen Museum will dispense light instead of water. This years illuminated objects are all build around historic fountains. The light sculpture “Karusell” behind the Märkischen Museum ist connected to the exhibition “100 Jahre Licht in Berlin”. This is the only artpiece shown until january 2009.
Lichtstrahl ¦ photo: Michael Zalewski
Both fountains at Pariser Platz are transformed into giant light sources.
construction¦ Out of the shining fountains grow beams of light into the sky. The beams demonstrate the start of the action “lights for Berlin”. On the 28 th of november 2008 the light object will be turned on.
Lichtkugel ¦ photo: Michael Zalewski
A web of light cambers over the fountain.
construction¦ The hemisphere is build out of light fibers an has a radius of five metres. The color of light changes. The viewer can see through the hemisphere. On the 5 th of december 2008 the light object will be turned on.
Lichtzaun ¦ photo: Michael Zalewski
The basins of the fountain Wrangelbrunnen are surrounded by thin piles.
construction¦ Thin metall profiles hiding lights are standing on top of the fountain edge. On the 12 th of decmber 2008 the light object will be turned on.
Karussell ¦ photo: Michael Zalewski
Small lights orbit the hidden fountain.
construction¦ A second illuminated case is placed on top of the wooden box hiding the fountain. Small lights appearing to lightning bugs orbit the sculpture. On the 19 th of decmber 2008 the light object will be turned on.