The light art installation Kaskade was designed by the light artist, musician, and composer Rainer Kehres specifically for the façade of the Town Hall to mark Karlsruhe becoming a UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts.
The 99 globes installed in a matrix, which can be individually controlled, radiate with recurring light shows and messages from the balcony of the town hall into the city and the whole world.
Rainer Kehres, Kaskade, 2019
Production management: Jürgen Hankeln
Electrical engineering and lighting control: Stefan Woinke
Operating hours: Around the clock
Every quarter of an hour: light shows
(waterfall, fan beams, light Morse code etc.
ticker KARLSRUHE UNESCO CITY OF MEDIA ARTS)
Dream phase: 1 to 7 am