As part of the Luminale 2020, the glass façade of the Ignatz Bubis-Gemeindezentrum will feature a project by Lukas Sünder. In terms of content, it refers to Jewish fairy tale, as well as the building's identity as an integral and egalitarian part of the city of Frankfurt itself.
The installation portrays a bleakly-colored, yet indefinable, environment where human-like creatures, the Shedim – spirits created from fire and wind – become visible. They are the protagonists of Jewish fairy tale, folklore and mythology. Both benign and malicious – in a state of imperfection between spirits and angels – they move together in hypnotic rondels. Their appearance is shadowy, diffused and transparent. Visitors can listen to the fantastic stories of the beings through headphones (or on a website) and learn of unknown legends and traditions that have been handed down over the centuries and always played a role in Frankfurt. The fascination for fantastic stories and motifs creates a narrative approach to Frankfurt’s Jewish community.
Lukas Sünder (*1989) studied visual communication at the University of Art and Design Offenbach am Main from 2010 to 2016. Since 2017, he has been studying Performative Arts in Social Fields at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and works both as a freelance artist and as a mentor at the Polytechnical Society Foundation. The focus of his work is the human, whom he frequently confronts with religious-social issues in the (semi-) public space. He lives and works in Offenbach.
The Project is supported from: