Rainer W. Gottemeier / Blinken – Blitzen – Blicken

7.3.2019 – 12.5.2019

A light installation at the ZAK


The large courtyard of the Spandau Citadel becomes the setting for impressive light art in public space: in the slit-like mezzanine windows of the Old Barracks, light artist Rainer W. Gottemeier (*1949) creates a rhythmically illuminated light installation consisting of 74 sea rescue lamps. After dusk, they emit a flash of light every two seconds. Over a length of more than 80 meters, a moving line of light points is created. Since the lamps are not calibrated, they develop an irregular and random rhythm. Thus, new constellations and visual events are constantly formed: “The light itself is a short foretelling that shines as something real, it is something spatial in time. They are gestures into the open, into the free world of the Citadel Square.” (Rainer W. Gottemeier)

Das lange Gebäude der Alten Kaserne, Foto: Zitadelle Berlin, Friedhelm Hoffmann


Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst // Alte Kaserne