Speaking Facades

Speaking Facades

3D video projections at historical locations

Wheelchair accessible
Family friendly

Immerse yourself in the history of the Peaceful Revolution and the fall of the Berlin Wall each night throughout the festival week with these large-format 3D video projections featuring historical still and video images alongside cutting-edge lighting and sound effects. Experience history where it happened. On Alexanderplatz, for example, visitors can explore the events of 4 November 1989: On this day hundreds of thousands of people gathered on Alexanderplatz to express their wishes, hopes and demands in a bold act of defiance against the East German government. But the projections also address values and themes that are as relevant now as they were then: freedom, protest, courage.

The video projections interact with the architecture of the historical buildings at each site, engaging with the unique character of each ensemble to create a media experience for all the senses. Using a technique known as “projection mapping”, 3D video projections at Gethsemane Church, Alexanderplatz, Kurfürstendamm, the former Stasi headquarters, Schlossplatz and the East Side Gallery bring history to life in short stories. Their narratives explore different aspects of this tumultuous period at each location and complement the open-air exhibitions at each location. At the heart of each story: the jubilant scenes of celebration on the day on which the Berlin Wall was opened.

All projections run on a 15-minute loop throughout the evening. You can experience the 3D video projections throughout the festival week after dark.

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