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The first timeguard was built in 2007 and is reminiscent of a withdrawn monk.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