"CCAA" has been created for
"Praise of the Shadow" in the cavity of a bridge in
the heart of Cologne. In a synthesis of the arts, seven artists
explored the architectonic peculiarities of this unique space
under the bridge carriageway.
After a long walk through the darkness
of the bridge and the light produced by images and objects, visitors
discovered a bright and colourful gateway, about 120 metres away.
The hologram "CCAA" completely covered the opening
of this exit. A cross of blue and red accentuated the actual
situation: having crossed the Rhine, people were facing, in the
hologram, the former Roman fort and a formation of shoes, just
transcending the river, from the Franken people. Colour fields
in the lower part refer to historical sites, like the Roman Forum
or the first Christian Church. Coming closer, one recognises
Agrippina, who founded the city in 50 AD, Constantin, who built
the first bridge 265 years later, and many objects of daily life,
religion and war - reminders of the Roman, Christian and Barbarian
past of Cologne.
Brigitte Burgmer spoke in
Mixed Media Installations - Holography Across Media Boundaries