Siegen, Night of the 1000 Lights | Perpetuum


Perpetuum Mobile - the world in a frenzy


The world makes a groundbreaking discovery: the complete plan of a perpetual motion machine is found on a construction site in a sealed box. The inventor is Johann Bessler - medicus, mechanicus and alchemist of the early 18th century. Once triggered, his "eternal wheel" once turned for many weeks. - Science has long since banished perpetual motion to the realm of the impossible. And yet, don't we live in a perpetual world wheel that, once set in motion, can no longer be stopped and produces a "more" of everything?

The futurist Paul Scheerbart envisions his idea of the "perpeh" by means of a crazy projection apparatus. In an impressive experiment, visitors can admire the so-called "butterfly effect". And in front of a large cross, "Frau Mehr" ponders about a world that no longer needs God. The profound and pictorial round dance shows six poetic views from the fields of religion, art, science, future vision and history.



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An event in the framework of the NIGHT OF THE 1000 LIGHTS.

Siegen Castle Park

From 10 pm

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