Globenbogen, 2022

Kehres, Rainer
© Rainer Kehres

The Globenbogen is a work of light art by the Karlsruhe light artist Rainer Kehres in the form of a parabola consisting of illuminated globes as a gateway and bridge to the world. “For reasons of applied dialectics, all the globes hang upside down. With the global south ‘up,’ perspectives in the proverbial worldview change,” which is the artist’s intention.

The artwork Globenbogen in Karl-Friedrich-Straße is part of the series Silk Road, that beganin 2011 on the grounds of the Schlachthof culture and creative park with the installation Gate to the East. In 2013 the work was shown at the Tokushima Light Art Triennale in Japan, hovered in 2015 at the tricentennial of the founding of Karlsruhe over the water basin at the Badisches Staatstheater and in 2017 over the portal Vienna’s new Central Station. In 2019, the artist created a large light sculpture in a creative workshop on the occasion of the ZKM exhibition Open Codes in Mumbai (India), which was exhibited outdoors at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival.

On the occasion of the city’s designation as a UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts in 2019, the illuminated globes were on display as a Cascade on the façade of Karlsruhe City Hall.

Production management: Jürgen Hankeln
Lighting: Stefan Woinke

Time: 29.09.2022 – 15.01.2023

Location: Karl-Friedrich-Straße/corner of Kaiserstraße