Small Lights for a Big Issue – What is our Position?
The light installation LIGHT BOAT by HGP Architekten and Katja Kempe in the Albert-Mangelsdorff-Weiherr (Pond). For years now, thousands of refugees, in their desperation, have been swarming into overcrowded boats and launching on a life-threatening journey across the sea. Not all of them arrive. The issue is well-known, but not yet solved. A dark pond in the heart of Frankfurt; a boat of light, just beneath the surface, ghostly in the dark waters. A small beam of light gleaming in the reflection of the large towers. A mute admonition, under the surface of the lake, and not upon it. A place of longing and symbol of hope for a better world, a refuge. Small lights for a big issue: What is our position?
Vernissage: 18th March 2018, 18:30 h
The light installation is launched and the artists explain their work. Speaker of the rescue organization Sea Watch and PRO ASYL report on the current situation in the Mediterranean. There is hot tea.
Picture: © HGP Architekten
Light Art Outdoor
18.–23. März 2018, 18:30–23:00 Uhr
Vernissage: 18. März 2018, 18:30 Uhr
Albert-Mangelsdorff-Weiher, Bockenheimer Anlage, 60322 Frankfurt am Main
© HGP Architekten
© Katja Kempe
© Thomas Ott