Philipp Geist German Historical Museum Schlüterhof Berlin 05 June 2015
Philipp Geist German Historical Museum/ Deutsch Historisches Museum Schlüterhof 05/06/2015 Sound Design Fabrizio NOCCI
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On the occasion of the UniCredit Champions League Event at the German Historical Museum in Berlin and the 25 Year anniversary of the German reunification the Berlin based artist Philipp Geist develops a site-specific light art installation on the facade at the Schlüterhof. In his light art installation Philipp Geist interprets the themes of the history of the German reunification and the themes of time, freedom and peace in a poetic and artistic way. The installation is not narrative but evokes poetically the young history of the unit of Europe. Geist lets symbols and historical photos come alive by integrating them into his artworks. He avoids using canvases and projects directly on parts of the facade at the Schlüterhof. Words in different European languages about the history of the reunification, the fall of the Berlin Wall, of time and peace are projected onto the facade. The second topic of his abstract light painting is the Champions League which is a further symbol of a unified Europe and with the Trophy and hymn and other football symbols in an abstract interpretation. The Historical museum provides the perfect location for this as it shows the long way in history up to today’s form of Europe. Thus, Geist develops a dialogue with the location, his artistic work and the guests. In his artistic and abstract works Philipp Geist interprets the themes in a poetic way, integrating photos as a collages from the fall of the Berlin Wall, Trabbi Cars run one’s hand over the facade, watchtowers collapse. A sound collage by the Italian composer Fabrizio Nocci with recordings from different emotional impressions about the German reunification and Champions League will be part of the installation.