To mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, filmmakers Marc and Christopher Bauder conceived and executed a public art installation. Using approximately 8,000 large balloons, each one mounted on its own self-powered light post, the Bauder brothers lit a 15.3-kilometer stretch of the former border between East and West Berlin. On November 9, spectators helped release the balloons.
Marc Bauder is coming to Waterloo to show a film on the project. He will be presenting the film and explaining the project as part of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies' annual conference. The talk will be held in English.
To learn more about the project, visit the brothers' website devoted to their project. Although much of the site is in German, the photos and videos will show you the size, scope, and impact of the border of light. You can also read this article from the University of Waterloo Daily Bulletin.
Funding for his visit is provided by the Waterloo Centre for German Studies, the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German, and the Goethe-Institut Toronto.
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