Germany’s capital city is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with numerous events both solemn and celebratory. I particularly like the planned trail of thousands of luminous white balloons that will follow the route of the old wall. Called LICHTGRENZE or Border of Light, the project is a collaboration between Christopher Bauder, Marc Bauder and WHITEvoid.
The 8,000 spheres of light on thin supports will “float” at the height of the former wall and follow a 15-kilometer section of the original 140-kilometer wall that cut-off West Berlin from the rest of Europe.
Viewing platforms and information points, along with large viewing screens showing wall documentaries, will be set-up at pivotal locations, such as the Berlin Wall Museum, Mauerpark, Checkpoint Charlie and the East Side Gallery.
The balloons will be illuminated on November 7 and released into the air on November 9 to commemorate the day the Berlin Wall was breached.