20:30  |  Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck
Special Event

27 Aug 2022

Opening of the festival LichtBlicke:Ahrtal at the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck


8:30 pm: Opening
Welcome: Heike Henze-Bange, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck
Introduction: Ingo Bracke, curator of LichtBlicke:Ahrtal


9 pm: RaumKlangKonzert

Historical rooms of the station building


10 - 12 pm: LichtKlangPerformance
Facade of the historic station
Ingo Bracke (direction, LichtKlangPerformance), Diana Ivanova (voice, singing), Johannes S. Sistermanns (space-related sound performance), Bernd Wegener (sound performance)


From the opposite side of the river, the Richard Meier Building also appears as part of the light artwork.
Participation free of charge and without registration. 


A project by Ingo Bracke about water: "LichtBlicke:Ahrtal" travels with performative LichtKunstStationen along the river valley and transforms it artistically. Starting from the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, the stream of light travels against the direction of flow of the water, first to the mouth of the Ahr and then further up the valley towards Kreuzberg.It is a path with ambivalent levels of meaning: The water masses have inscribed their power deep into the narrow valley. At its edges, these traces are still visible: ruined bridges end in nothingness, empty spaces are where houses once stood. The element of water appears here on the one hand as a manifest symbol of traumatizing destruction, on the other hand it is also a sign, primordial ground and fluid of life with all its processes. Water carries the seed of becoming within itself.

The Ahr flows continuously down the valley towards the Rhine. The art course also follows this path. However, it playfully reverses its course and direction. Art "swims against the current" up the valley towards the origin, the source, the hope? Does the light of art have the power to open new perspectives?


Further information on the Festival LichtBlicke:Ahrtal here


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