With the “Lippstadt Light Promenade”, the municipality of Lippstadt, as part of the overall project HELLWEG - ein LICHTWEG, renders a long-term, artistically and conceptually extraordinary contribution that creates an unmistakeable highlight in the east of the Hellweg region.
The promenade designed by Lippstadt native Dirk Raulf – which now boasts fifteen works of light art – deals with the question of what resources human life and cohabitation have where “sources” of familiarness, home, and belonging can be found.
The path is incorporated into Lippstadt’s centre, though it also forms an individual, delimited unit, along the course of which there are places of calm, contemplation and concentration. Conceptual dichotomies such as nature – civilisation, light – darkness, tradition – modernity, town – country, safety – danger, wildness – taming, inside – outside, home – away, body – mind form the theme spectrum. Specific links to urban reality and history stand alongside abstract, more universal positions and, together, they form a broad thematic spectrum around the focal concepts of light and water.
from Thorsten Goldberg, Berlin, 2008/2009
Location: Stadttheater Lippstadt
Kulturverwaltung der Stadt Lippstadt, Josef Wittrock
Geiststraße 2, 59555 Lippstadt, Tel: +49 2941 980-275
Lippstadt Marketing GmbH, Stadtinformation im Rathaus
Lange Straße 14, 59555 Lippstadt, Tel: +49 2941 58515
The interactive map provides an overview of all light art works of the ten participating cities and municipalities. The route planner optionally shows the way to the locations.