9 May 2009

Lighting up a cathedral with East German demands for change

The Evangelical Church in Central Germany has posted these photos by Harald Krieg of the light sculpture at Magdeburg Cathedral in which texts from the Ecumenical Assembly in East Germany were projected on this 800 year old building. Magdeburg hosted the second session of the Ecumenical Assembly, in which participants made unprecedented call for change - the separation of the state and the Communist Party, secret ballots for elections, freedom for art and culture, the right to form independent associations. These texts would prove to be an inspiration for the citizens' movements and political parties formed at the time of the peaceful revolution. The light sculpture followed a similar event in Erfurt where extracts from the texts were projected onto the former communist-run local district headquarters, now part of the regional parliament for Thüringen.


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