Jens Pohlmann, Frank Riesenbürger, Jürgen Blume, Thomas Jourdan
Johanneskirche will be open on four evenings during the Luminale. Under the motto „Warm Tones - Cold Tones", visitors can savor a „forest of light columns" in the church interior together with other lighting effects. Jens Pohlmann and Frank Riesenbürger set the room surprisingly aglow. Their installations are musically complemented with warm and cold tones played by various musicians, with matching texts performed by four speakers.
The artists use all sources of light, including seat series connection, for their installation. A forest of light columns grows beneath the pendant lamps and these space-structuring columns are consecutively illuminated – from within by warm LEDs, and then from without by cold UV light. The black light spotlights illuminate the UV tape, which is stuck to the floor as a grid beneath the columns. In addition, transparent gymnastic balls – that also offer seating – begin to glow, as they have been dusted within with orange neon pigment. A veritable thunderstorm of light introduces each speaker. Thereafter, the rounded seating areas light up in a warmly yellow tone and the lectern are accentuated by a cone of light. The remainder of the church interior is bathed in frosty blue. While inside the church warm and cold tones alternate according to a set script, Offenbach's highest bell tower is visible from afar, shining in the light of several spotlights. Drinks will also be on sale.
Industrial designer Jens Pohlmann and electrotechnical master Frank Riesenbürger create the installations, with musical accompaniment provided by Jürgen Blume (organ and piano/Thu), Yuriy Sych and Hanns Höhn (piano and double bass), the Jazzinitiative Frankfurt e.V./Fri), Elias Fenchel (marimba and vibraphone/ Sat) and the Rhein-Main vocalists (choral music/Sun). Corresponding texts to be performed by Pastor Thomas Jourdan, Prof. Douglas Keith, Dr. Kirsten Prinz and Dr. Thomas Regehly.
The Project is supported from:
PraeLudium – Förderkreis Musik im Zentrum Offenbachs e.V.