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Installation Lights Up Berlin in Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
October 23rd, 2014
News From Berlin - It is no secret that November 9th marks 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. To mark 25 years since this separation, 8,000 illuminated helium balloons will follow a 15 kilometer long trail, which makes up a section of the wall.
The installation, called Lichtgrenze - Light border - will light up the city for one weekend, from November 7th to November 9th. Large video screens showing historical footage of life during the wall will play alongside the Lichtgrenze. The installation has been created by Christopher Bauder and the video accompaniment has been put together by his brother. The balloons are made out of biodegradable material and
On the eve of November 9th the installation will end when volunteers will set the balloons free into the sky as Beethoven’s 9th Symphony is played by the European Youth Orchestra. Furthermore, the British singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel will perform Heroes, which David Bowie recorded in a studio close to the wall in west Berlin in 1977.
November 9th 1989 marked the coming together of families and friends as East German authorities announced that access between East and West Berlin would be allowed. Germany was reunited and the wall that had separated the city and its citizens was finally crossed and climbed onto after 25 years.
According to the organizers and depending on the weather, the light installation will be visible from outer space. Click here to get an insight into the light project that is sure to attract many visitors.
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