Prometheus, the bringer of light, fascinated Beethoven throughout his life. The character is also the inspiration behind the light art installations by the Berlin-based artist collective Schultze/Müller (Nils-R. Schultze, nachleuchten.com; Felix Müller muellerandfriends.com) that will kick off the Beethoven Anniversary Year.
The short days and long nights of Beethoven’s month of birth form the stage for the BTHVN2020 Illuminations in Bonn. Ten light art installations draw on Beethoven’s musical oeuvre and allow the city of Bonn to be experienced in a new light between 14–22 December, creating memorable images in the minds of the visitors. The Beethoven-Haus where the great composer was born is the nucleus of the light festival.
The light installations combine a broad spectrum of different settings to create a complete picture in urban Bonn. They use conventional lighting, basic control systems and very few projections to deliberately avoid the attention-grabbing, increasingly bombastic “light festivals” being staged everywhere today in the name of city marketing.
The light sculptures are all within walking distance.
Come and enjoy a walk from installation to installation right at the beginning of the Beethoven Anniversary Year.