Art project on the subject of “migration”
10.10. – 14.11.2021
Spandau Citadel, parade ground
“Weltbewegend” is an installation of lifebuoys at sea on the parade ground of the Spandau Citadel. They stand as a symbol for salvation and as a sign for people who have to flee from different places and times due to war, conflict, violence, poverty, ethnicity, political, religious or sexual attitudes and / or climate change.
The lifebuoys are labeled with the first names of real people and the place from which they fled. They are reminiscent of the lifebuoys with the name and home port of a ship. The installation tries to symbolically stand for all those who were and are in this situation. The past and present of mankind are the history and the present of flight and migration.
According to the UN, sixty million people worldwide were on the run in 2015. At the beginning of 2021 this number has already grown to over 82 million people. Since 2010, the number of people on the run has doubled. Two thirds have fled in their own country and in neighboring countries.