Through the wave flows a sea of lights

acre – activ consult real Estate GmbH

Irrlicht GmbH Veranstaltungstechnik

Martin Kühnel

The building Die Welle meanders along Reuterweg not far from the Alte Oper. The installation "Through the wave flows a sea of lights" thematizes the inner courtyard of the 3-part building – the so-called Promenade. The acre agency, in cooperation with Irrlicht Veranstaltungstechnik and designer/DJ Martin Kühnel, have designed a light and sound installation that transforms the Promenade Path into a sea of lanterns.

The LEDs mounted on the lanterns, which can be controlled individually, are fed with digital visual and tonal content, transposing them into a moving carpet of light, which visitors, too, can transform. The exciting transformation is accompanied by electronic sounds and set pieces from the underwater world.

The overall composition of the sea of lanterns, sound and visitor participation, creates a symbol of primordial romantic reflection on light and its effect, in the inner courtyard of the wave. Thus, the Wave becomes a temporary place of refuge in the middle of Frankfurt.

acre – activ consult real Estate GmbH

Idea, creation, concept. acre is a multiple award-winning agency for real estate marketing, design and communication, with headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and an office in Berlin.

Irrlicht GmbH Veranstaltungstechnik

Technical implementation. Irrlicht GmbH Veranstaltungstechnik (Event Technology) sees itself as a full-service provider in the area of event technology and over 500 events annually make it into one of the leading companies in the Rhine-Main area.

Martin Kühnel

Visuals, sounddesign. Martin Kühnel, graphic designer, DJ and groove seeker, created the visuals and sound system for the project.


Through the wave flows a sea of lights

Lichtkunst Outdoor

  • 12.–15.03.20, 18–22 Uhr
  • Die Welle, An der Welle, 60322 Frankfurt am Main

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