Berlin Calling

Berlin Calling was honored to be among the official selection for the International Symposium of Electronic Art in Hong Kong for the Open Sky Gallery Project. The LED work is shown for one month on the facade of the ICC tower, a 500m tall building in the heart of Hong Kong city. Marcel Schwittlick and Thomas Heidtmann.

The piece with the title “Berlin Calling” is a generative video that was dedicated to the ISEA 2016 Open Sky Gallery. The work consists of three sections which symbolize the creation of connections. At first, two poles strive to engage, connect each other via initial sparks. While these sparks and connection lightning increase in number, a surface emerges, creating space for a layer of figurative communication. The Berlin TV Tower, the unofficial symbol of Berlin’s non-existent skyline, broadcasting the message “Hi” in morse code over the three sides of the ICC Tower in Hong Kong City. After this interlude, a number of nodes appear, establish into a network and develop a momentum of movement, exchange and interconnection.

Curator: Maurice Benayoun
Jury Members: Jeffrey Shaw, Maurice Benayoun, Tanya Toft, Caroline Ha Thuc, Christiane Paul, Doo Eun Choi, Ellen Pau, Li Zhenhua, Nina Colosi, Susa Pop, Tony W M Tang - Hong Kong, China

Thanks to the Goethe Institute in Hong Kong for supporting this project.