Christopher Bauder’s FLOW: A Luminescent Odyssey in Berlin’s Summer Skies

Berlin’s night will shimmer this summer with the mesmerizing lights of Christopher Bauder’s art installation “FLOW”. The cityscape becomes a canvas for this monumental light art from 31 May to 29 September at DARK MATTER, transforming the urban night into an immersive visual and acoustic journey as part of the SOMMERLIGHTS 2024 festival.

A Symphony of Light and Sound
Christopher Bauder, renowned for his boundary-pushing luminous art, collaborates with Dutch virtuoso Chris Kuijten to marry light and sound in an unprecedented experience. Kuijten’s multi-channel, immersive soundtrack elevates the visual spectacle, crafting a holistic sensorial domain where each note and beam syncs perfectly.

Beyond the Visual — Experiencing FLOW
FLOW encapsulates moments of pure immersion, where time halts and the world fades away, leaving only the intricate dance of lights that breathe and pulse across the space. This installation is not merely to be seen but to be felt, enveloping visitors in a state of complete absorption. The installation’s sprawling array of 1,000 movable lights featuring over 30,000 control points orchestrates a breathtaking ballet of luminance that mimics the chaos and the tranquillity of nature — every wave and curve drawn with organic randomness and meticulous precision.

An Endless Dance of Waves and Light
The scene set by FLOW portrays an eternal ocean, with luminescent waves that approach and recede in a tranquil yet dynamic rhythm, echoing the ebb and flow of the sea against a distant shore. This continuous motion crafts a narrative of impermanence and beauty, where nothing is static yet everything is harmonious.

Visit and Immerse Anytime
Every evening post-sunset, the expanse outside DARK MATTER comes alive with a 45-minute light show that repeats through the night. With no fixed start times, the installation invites you to delve into the experience at your leisure, allowing the art to unfold around you as you arrive and linger.

Artist: Christopher Bauder
Music: Chris Kuijten
Location: DARK MATTER, Köpenicker Chaussee 46, 10317 Berlin
Dates & Times:
Opening: Friday, 31.05.2024
Duration: 31.05 – 29.09.2024
Wednesday & Thursday: 20:00 – 23:00
Friday & Saturday: 20:00 – 24:00
Sunday: 20:00 – 23:00

Join them under the Berlin sky for this one-of-a-kind spectacle at SOMMERLIGHTS 2024, where the night is never just darkness, but a playground of light, sound, and perpetual flow.