Darkness 1816 – Hannover & Düsseldorf, Germany
Darkness 1816 is a sound & light installation of a world in shadow by Beate Schüler (Artistic Direction), Werner Cee (Sound) and Klaus Grünberg (Light), produced by Lucid Dream ug.
Inspired by the volcanic eruption of the Indonesian volcano Tambora in 1815, a gigantic climatic catastrophe in Europe, Asia and North America was the consequence in 1816 – known today as the “year without a summer”.
The Technical Director Hans-Jürgen Müller asked AO Lighting for a special lighting fixture for the project. Finally a FALCON BEAM 2 xenon searchlight was used as light source. A single beam of light in a special tone of orange-red was directed to the building and creeps into the room through very small light gaps of the window shutters. Light, sounds and texts interact and create a melancholic and infernal atmosphere.
The installation was a part of the KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen at the “Herrenhausen Gardens” in Hannover as well as the Schumann Festival Düsseldorf at “Benrath Palace”.
To the website “Darkness 1816“
KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen, “Herrenhausen Gardens”, Hannover, Germany
Schumannfest Düsseldorf, Benrath Palace, Düsseldorf, Germany
FALCON BEAM 2
A production of Lucid Dream ug
Technical Director Hans-Jürgen Müller, Artistic Director Beate Schüler, Sound Werner Cee and Light Klaus Grünberg