20 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the Reunited City Celebrates By Creating a Human Wall
Twenty years ago today, the wall that divided Berlin fell, signaling the death of the Cold War. To mark the anniversary, the city will host a Festival of Freedom with a very different kind of wall. Under the direction of British artist and curator Martin Butler nearly 50,000 people will form a human chain along the exact 47 km route of where the Berlin Wall once stood. This unique living art installation is entitled: “Mauer Mob 2009: Recreating the Berlin Wall.” In addition to the human wall, an art installation of dominoes along the route will be toppled to symbolize the falling of the Berlin Wall. The final domino tile will signal the launch of a stupendous firework display.
Back in 1989, in order to witness the historic event, you would have had to travel to Germany. But today, courtesy of the power of the Internet and earthTV.com, the anniversary celebration can be viewed on your computer screen in broadcast quality streaming video. Throughout the day of the festival the earthTV camera will also showfamous Berlin landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate where the festival will take place, Berlin Cathedral, the television tower on Alexanderplatz and the cupola of the Reichstag.
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