It’s Alive! – It is a life?

Sehräuber x glitch.ed und Initiative Stellwerk

We opened a window to the signal box and an alien life form sprang out, which can unfortunately no longer be restrained. What happened in the signal tower over its decades of emptiness? Secret Service experiments? Chemical spills? Maybe the explanation is much simpler and the isolated analogue switchgears just combined with emissions from passing express trains…

What we can recognize, at least at first, are tentacles and a swarm of jellyfish-like creatures. Are there more? Where does this alien life form end and the city begin? We can't fully understand what's going on.

The Stellwerk initiative’s spacious installation of interacting lights breathes life into the future place of culture and neighborly solidarity beside Offenbach’s main train station. All can dive into the few square meters of deep see in the city center, specially created for the Luminale. In the interplay of light and music, the objects explore the conflict between organic forms and their synthetic inner life.

At the same time in the local next-door kiosk: painful, yet also positive changes in the southern part of Offenbach`s city center are instantly and unmistakably visible in the photos on display. Manfred Menzel and Christoph Schrief are Offenbach wanderers, photographing the old and the new on their city rambles.

Sehräuber x glitch.ed und Initiative Stellwerk

The Initiative Stellwerk: a spacious installation of interacting lights breathes life into the future place of culture and neighborly solidarity beside Offenbach’s main train station.


It’s Alive! – It is a life?

Lichtkunst Outdoor

  • 12.–15.03.20, 19:30–23 Uhr
  • Stellwerk am Hauptbahnhof Offenbach, Bismarckstraße 118, 63065 Offenbach am Main

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