The KUBIK Freedom is a light installation created by the collective Balestra Berlin and curated by Public Art Lab for Amnesty International Germany in the framework of Berlin Leuchtet festival and Future DiverCities. The sculpture is an interplay of illuminated water tanks enclosed in metal grids, which can generate a variety of light moods.
From 29th September to 15th October between 7pm and midnight at Breitscheidplatz, Berlin the installation was glowing to raise awareness and claim freedom for Idil Eser, Amnesty International Turkey director, Taner Kılıç, member of their steering committee and the human rights activist Peter Steudtner, who among others were arrested in July 2017.
The sculpture’s light is identified as a metaphor to the well know Amnesty motto ‘It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness’. As a luminous wall the installation is supposed to create a meeting place for silent solidarity to the human rights activists imprisoned in Turkey.
The 14th October – the birthday of Idil Eser – was a global action day on the issue. Public Art Lab and Amnesty called everyone to be at Breitscheidplatz at 3pm and support this action with their presence.
Discover this artivist project through the video below: