five grand kinetic chandeliers fill the Arcade’s of Potsdamer Platz with slow continuous movement
breathing chandeliers is a kinetic artwork inspired by the grandness of the ballrooms of the 1920s. Five grand kinetic chandeliers fill the Arcade’s of Potsdamer Platz with slow continuous movement. The coloured bodies seem to breathe slowly, giving lively rhythm and tempo to the space and create a dormant vitality.
The shapes of the kinetic volumes are based on traditional chandeliers from the countries many current residents from Berlin originate from (Germany, Turkey, Poland, Syria and Italy). Made in lightweight, airy material, the vibrant volumes vary in sizes from 350 to 400 cm in diameter with lengths from 430 to 550 cm and thus leave an impression when entering the Arcades.
main image by Faruk Pinjo
aluminium, fabric, velcro, custom made linear motors
red chandelier approx. 460 x 350 cm
orange chandelier approx. 500 x 250 cm
green chandelier approx. 430 x 400 cm
light blue chandelier approx. 460 x 280 cm
dark blue chandelier approx. 550 x 300 cm
Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler, Sophia Stoewer, Florian Semlitsch, Christoph Heidebrecht, Julia Habarda