Stuart Williams via Crowdrise
August 29, 2014
BENEFITING: New York Foundation For The Arts Inc
EVENT DATE: Feb 13, 2015
HOURS PLEDGED: 940
BREATH OF LIFE / DRESDEN
© Stuart Williams 2011 – 2015. All rights reserved.
Kathedrale Ss. Trinitatis, Dresden, Germany
2015 will mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden. In the closing days of World War II, three days and nights of Allied bombing created a devastating firestorm which destroyed Dresden… a Baroque city of unparalleled architectural treasures. With the war’s outcome virtually a forgone conclusion, the loss of Dresden — Florence on the Elbe — was a profound loss to the cultural heritage of the whole world.
In homage to Dresden’s survival and renewal, and to honor the 70th anniversary observance of this iconic moment in world history, the City of Dresden has welcomed American artist, Stuart Williams, to install “Lebensatem / Dresden” (“Breath of Life / Dresden”) at the historic Dresden Cathedral (Kathedrale Ss. Trinitatis) in February 2015. Williams will transform the facade with light... making the Cathedral appear to “breathe.” Waves of light, rising and falling at the pace of human breath, will create the visual impression of respiration. The Dresden Cathedral was completed in 1738, and is one of Dresden’s foremost landmarks. With its prominent setting on the River Elbe, it is a key component of Dresden's historic "silhouette,” and with its soaring Baroque tower reflecting in the river, a light installation here becomes an artwork on the scale of the cityscape. (All lighting is computer-controlled, energy-efficient, LED technology.)
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