Lightart | 2017
Monoliths are original pieces of the Berlin Wall, assembled in circular shape, that have been painted and 3D relief printed with large, phosphorescent humanoid forms glowing in the night. The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. In this installation, the circle formed by the stones, calls for a sense of unity and peace, as opposed to separation and containment. It invites viewers to gather and talk, the exact opposite of its original purpose which was to divide. Furthermore, the humanoid figures, printed on the Monoliths are there to protect, like totems or tutelaries whilst the viewers stand in the centre. The Monoliths were shown in two significant historic locations: Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, where the original wall was separating East and West Germany, and the Glienicker Brücke – or Bridge of spies, which was also a restricted border crossing between the Eastern and Western blocs.