Seven from Heaven

Seven from Heaven

The theatrical installation SEVEN FROM HEAVEN by Hans Peter Trauschke is based on the creation myth of the Tonga Indians, the native Americans of the Los Angeles basin.

In this myth there is a force without gender nor form, called Quaoar, who sung and danced the universe into existence. Singing and dancing can be translated as information and movement, the two forces one needs to create matter. After Quaoar was finished, it setup its created order upon the shoulders of seven giants to protect it. The SEVEN FROM HEAVEN, hovering atop the modern skyscrapers of our world, are an intriguing resurrection of fairy tale figures that have escaped from a mythical narrative into the real world. These miraculous 120 foot tall helium filled sculptures open our minds throughout their loving laughter, which is surprisingly overwhelming and turns the sky above the cityscape into a metaphor.

After the ANGELS has levitated above Berlin, they will become international ambassadors too mega cities around the world, such as Vancouver, Paris, Mexico City, Guangzhou, London, Mumbai, Tokio, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Taipei and finally Los Angeles.

Ultimately, more than 100 million people will see this art installation live.