Ariel Schlesinger ‘Bubble Machine’ on view in Cologne
For this year’s Christmas festival, the Sankt Peter art station takes up memories of 1700 years of Jewish life in Germany and in the city of Cologne, which has also left its mark in the area around the parish church of Saint Peter.
Soap bubbles slowly float vertically down from the gallery, because the light “bubbles” are filled with gas that is heavier than air. On the ground they burst on an electric wire in a lightning-like explosion.
The work of art by Ariel Schlesinger is a fascinating game of lightness and weight, sensuality and energy. The aesthetics and technical precision are impressive. But it doesn’t stop at the spectacular spectacle. It is an “exercise of mindfulness”. We are invited to see the fragile in the floating beauty.
On view until February 23, 2022