Donnerstag, 14. Juli 2011

Meeting with the Molecule Man

From the Oberbaum Bridge, Stralauer Allee or from the U-Bahn going to Warschauer Str. you can see the three 30-meter high figures graciously meeting in the middle of the river Spree. Former demarcation between the East and the West, Spree was reassigned for more than two decades the role of symbolically reuniting the two halves of the old city. 
The Molecule Man, work of the LA artist Jonathan Borofsky, is aimed to easen the dialogue between the East and the West. The first models were made in 1977 and 1978, but the Molecule Man entered the life of Berliners since 1999. Weighting 45-tones, it's balancing the air and the water, the stability and the fragility. In a way, a key to understand the symbolic life of the city. The location is considered the meeting point of the three boroughs Treptow, Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, each symbolized by one of the "man".
In Borofsky's own words: "both man and molecules exist in a world of probability and that finding wholeness and unity within this world remains the aim of any creative and spiritual tradition".

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