Beautiful and shining work of art sculpture at Festival of Lights, Berlin – Germany.
Designed by an Austrian artist, Manfred Kielnhofer, the Time Guards (Wachter der Zeit) installation is based on the constant struggle with concepts of space, sculptures and installations as well as the engagement of mysticism and primal religions.
The first timeguard was built in 2007 and is reminiscent of a withdrawn monk. Kielnhofer likes to present his sculptures at exciting locations. They appear and disappear. You can never anticipate where they will show up next time, reminding us that we are never unobserved. Every one of our actions is seen by the guards and evaluated. They were already in existence a long time before humans populated the earth.
About Festival of Lights Berlin :
For 12 days, international artists and designers has been transform the city of Berlin, Germany, into a shining work of art as a part of the world’s largest illumination festivals, Festival of Lights Berlin.
Every year for twelve days in October, Berlin’s world-famous landmarks and monuments are dressed in spectacular light. German and international artists and lighting designers present extraordinary illuminations, light art and creative designs.
These year, The Festival of Lights theme “Light” is accompanied by numerous cultural events. The festival is an admission-free, top artistic event for an audience of millions. It generates massive media interest worldwide, and as a result, promises real sustainability.