The Time Guards

Every year at the Festival of Lights, Berlin’s world-famous landmarks and monuments are dressed in spectacular light by international artists and lighting designers. Featured at this year’s event is this installation by designer Manfred Kielnhofer- the Time Guards play with the concept of space and sculpture and are an ominous and enchanting reminder of the power of mysticism

The first timeguard was built in 2007 and is reminiscent of a withdrawn monk. Kielnhofer likes to present his sculptures at exciting locations. They appear and disappear. You can never anticipate where they will show up next time, reminding us that we are never unobserved. The next one could be in your city!

Designer: Manfred Kielnhofer


  • can't remember says:

    It reminds me of the Emperors royal guards from Return of the Jedi.

    I’m sure this will be interesting to see in motion.

  • Anna says:

    The Time Guards look like ertick hanters -_-

  • fil can says:

    Spookie guards!

  • Misha Jones says:

    It reminds me of truths learnt in lifetimes long since forgotten by all but The Highest Higher Selves of my subconscious from the Ancient Civilizations of Atlantis and Lemuria , knowledge that has become so lost in our modern world that it seems almost mythic, not unlike the way many people today see the tales of these Lost Civilizations to be the stuff of mere fairytales.

    much like these Ancient Civilizations

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