The place of this light spectacle is the park near Weinbergsweg in the central city quarter of Berlin Mitte. On a summer's day, Mariana Vassileva asked visitors of the park to reflect the sunlight in the camera with mirrors. With those simple means, the artist creates a poetic, mystical light show, which transforms the average everyday in a completely unspectacular manner. For the flashes of light do not only individually meet the lens of the camera, but illuminate the whole of the park. Thus, a rhythmical composition develops from the collaboration of anonymous people and forms a whole with the ambient sounds of the street and the imported music. Through the realisation of a simple idea evolves a fabric of minimal impulses, which, seemingly calculated like a symphony, but still spontaneously, enchant the park.
Artist: Mariana Vassileva
Production year: 2006
Catalogued as: EXPERIMENTAL, PERFORMANCE, AESTHETIC/BEAUTY, CONCEPTUAL/CEREBRAL