Festival of Lights Berlin – Opening Potzdamer Platz – The Time guards by Manfred Kielnhofer
13. Oktober 2011
Jeden Tag an einem anderen Ort. Die www.timeguards.com von Manfred Kielnhofer gehen auf Berlin Tournee. Heute Abend zwischen Tippi & Reichstag von 19:00 – 23:00 im Parlament der Steine. Eine stiller ruhiger Ort zum Innehalten. … http://festival-of-lights.de
The constant struggle with concepts of space, sculptures and installations as well as the engagement of mysticism and primal religions led the Austrian artist to create “timeguards“. The first timeguard was built in 2007 and is reminiscent of a withdrawn monk. Kielnhofer likes to present his sculptures at exciting locations. They appear and disappear. You can never anticipate where they will show up next time, reminding us that we are never unobserved. Every one of our actions is seen by the guards and evaluated. They were already in existence a long time before humans populated the earth.