Three new light installations will be realised on Kurfürstendamm: the first at Joachimstaler Platz in front of the old traffic kiosk a huge light dome with a diameter of 7,5 m, the second at the crossing with Uhlandstrasse five big three-dimensional light cubes, and the third at the crossing with Knesebeckstrasse an artificial landscape build of 50 light shrubs.
What all three installations have in common is that we want to achieve an atmospheric effect with them. Rather than typical decorations that represent Christmas through objects or symbols that are contemplated from the outside, we want to create a space that can be entered and experienced. We imagine this artificial space in the city as a place of retreat, similar to an imaginary clearance in a forest. The atmosphere surrounding the spectator is produced only with light that alters its density and intensity constantly through the visitor’s movement and changing perspective. The realised landscapes of light are inspired by images and situations recalled from our memory that we associate with Christmas and abstractly convert to light.