Holger Alpermann (Universität der Künste Berlin)
Sala Planells Laura, Aron Bence, Matyas Bitay, Luque Wara, Tomka Mark, Lüttjohann JanHendrik, Munos Melo Tatiana, Roy Deulofeu Maria, Madero Fernandez Mariela, Meisen Julian
The team leader’s specialty is building light structure installations. Stepping out of the light-polluted Berlin, he wanted to create an installation that was inspired by the stars and the bright sky: he designed a huge, funnel shaped, wind-waved planetarium. The outer frame of the installation is a stable, hyperbolic structure, while the inside is built up of bentwood sheets that are hanging from the top.
Get closer to the sky. That is the goal we want to reach with our experiment. For this, we are choosing a more humble approach than the people of babylon, and try not to make god furious again, but rather create an equilibrium between humans and nature. It does not matter where and how we live on this planet, the sky is the same for every one of us. It is the protecting ceiling and the comforting blanket that arches over the earth, reminding us of the fate we are sharing. First we want to raise a scaffolding, a five meter high, lightweight wooden construction, which will serve as a pedestal and a display cabinet, containing the hanging funnel. This cone shaped sculpture will appear solid from distance, but at a closer sight it is a soft wooden dress, moving gently in the wind. The plywood rings are strapped together by ropes. The diameter of the rings decreases, the closer they are to the ground, allowing to crawl under the funnel and stand upright. Alone in the monumental space, glancing up to the sky.