Kinetic art sculpture pays tribute to the 30th anniversary of the peaceful revolution
November 9, 1989 marked a momentous event – it was when the Berlin Wall began to fall. At this time, East German officials announced that all citizens of the German Democratic Republic could visit West Germany and West Berlin. It was just the start of a nearly year-long process of German reunification, but Nov. 9 has always been recognized as a milestone for the divided nation. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution, the artist patrick shearn and his team at Poetic Kinetics have created a massive kinetic installation that symbolizes this unification.
The work is called Visions in motion and it was on display from November 4 to November 10, 2019. Meanwhile, the 20,000-square-foot artwork spanned 450 feet in length at the Brandenburg Gate, which was the site of the former wall. As Shearn’s piece mimics the shape of the previous division, its iteration takes off. Made up of around 120,000 fabric streamers – 30,000 of which contained handwritten messages from people in Germany and around the world – the colorful ripstop nylon floated in unison in the sky.
Visions in motion considered the voice of the German people as his inspiration. The weightlessness but the immense power of their words were symbolized by a floating fabric, offering an important reminder for us now. “In light of the state of affairs in the world today,” Shearn said in a statement, “I think it’s time to be bold, to come together with a unified voice and launch our common colors and our dreams to the sky for the world”. to have.”
Artist Patrick Shearn and his team at Poetic Kinetics have created a massive kinetic art sculpture to celebrate the 30th anniversary of German reunification which began on November 9, 1989.
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