Munich is colorful!
From the former capital of the NAZI movement we sent a bright symbol for democracy, freedom and human rights into the world.
After the Bavarian state elections a spontaneous alliance of more than 40 organizations had formed. Under the hashtag #wehretdenanfängen roughly 5000 people demonstrated “for democracy, freedom, peace and human rights in a united Europe – and against right-wing extremism”. The occasion was the constituent session of the new Bavarian State Parliament 05.11.2018, in which right-wing extremists moved in for the first time since 1970 and only seven months before the European election 2019.
I was honored by being able to facilitate an audience of roughly 5000 people painting with lights. It was presumingly the audience light painting with most participants ever (more than double than during the rp15 world record).
Photos for download in high resolution. Only share with the correct attribution which is for the above and most other photos: “Lightpainting photo by Ulrich Tausend (1000lights.de) Concept Die Urbanauten – cc by-nc-sa”.
cc by-nc-sa means that you are allowed to remix and share the work on an noncommercial basis as long as you attribute correctly and distribute your contribution under the same license as the original. If you want to use the photos in another way, please contact me and we can talk. And I am always interested in how the photos are used. So you make me happy if you notify me that they ended up somewhere.
Others photos are by Rainer Viertlböck (and the Urbanauten and me), Julia Riechers or Andreas Tichon and have a normal copyright.
München ist bunt statt braun.
Aus der ehemaligen Hauptstadt der Bewegung senden wir gemeinsam ein leuchtendes Symbol für Demokratie, Freiheit und Menschenrechte in die Welt. Denn#wehretdenanfängen! pic.twitter.com/VgWlUHotGf
— Ulrich Tausend (@ulrich1000) November 5, 2018
I documented the preparations and follow up on my Instagram story. Watch the highlight.
Shorter 0:41 version without Text: https://youtu.be/S_VtjvS-vhk
Longer 2:04 version mit Text: https://youtu.be/TsnZMfBGEFo
Organizing a protest like this is quite expensive. If you want to support please consider donating to Isarlust e.V. as explained here.
Find the official press releases on isarlust.org.
Selected articles in the Media:
I want to thank so many people who made #wehretdenanfang possible:
1. all the others that I have forgotten, and
2. all who took part!
Because of you #münchenleuchtet was possible!
We shine bright again. This time for Europe. 🇪🇺
Come to the wehretdenanfängen Nr.2 #Lights4Europe on 16.5.2019 (the International UNESCO Day Of Light!) at the Kulturstrand 21:00-22:30.