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Deichtorhallen presents Anthony McCall Crossing The Elbe

Deichtorhallen presents Anthony McCall Crossing The Elbe on view MARCH 22, 2013 through MARCH 22, 2014.

To mark the opening of Internationale Bauausstellung IBA in Hamburg’s presentation year, British artist Anthony McCall will realize a light project for Hamburg Deichtorhallen, which will begin on 22 March 2013. The project reimagines the »Leap across the Elbe« in visual terms. Three searchlights will project slender beams of white light towards one another from three different locations — from the roof of the Spiegel building next to Deichtorhallen in the HafenCity, from the bunker in Wilhelmsburg, and from the Falckenberg Collection in Hamburg-Harburg, thus linking the Elbe island with both the north and the south banks of the river. Over the year, these three horizontal beams of light will progressively rotate their angles of direction so that, one by one, all sections of the city will become part of this symbolic leap.

Starting ninety minutes after sunset, »Crossing the Elbe« will be visible for 20-minutes every evening in most parts of the sky between Deichtorhallen Hamburg and Falckenburg Collection in Harburg.

The project is a collaboration between Deichtorhallen Hamburg and IBA. It was realized by Tim Hupe Architects. We are indebted to State Agency for Immovable Property and Real Estate Management and SPIEGEL publishers for their generous support.