“Time Drifts Cologne II,” by Philipp Geist, debuted at two trade fairs, imm cologne and LivingKitchen, earlier this week. The installation, which was projected near the Cologne Cathedral, and was an extension of a New Year’s Eve lighting installation of the artist’s, focused on concepts of time, space and well wishes for the New Year.
Light installation by Philipp Geist; courtesy Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger
“I’m delighted that we have been able to prolong the performance of Philipp Geist and thus enable even more people to experience this spectacular work of art as part of IMM Cologne,” says Gerald Böse, president and chief executive officer of Koelnmesse GmbH. “Through this installation, we would like to showcase the theme of light, which is very important for us. We also want to send another positive message to the world from the city of Cologne.”
Using video-mapping installations, large-scale static projections and theater fog, the artist projected images onto the facades of buildings, accompanied by ambient music produced by Martin Gretschmann.