The theatrical installation, SEVEN FROM HEAVEN by Hans Peter Trauschke, is based on the creation myth of the Tongva Indians – the native inhabitants of the Los Angeles basin. The Tongva believed in a god without gender or form, called Quaoar, who danced and sang the world into existence and set his 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 juxtaposition of fairy tale figures that have escaped from a mythical narrative into the real world. These miraculous 120 foot tall helium filled sculptures do something with our minds. They are surprising, illogical and overwhelming, and turn the cityscape into a metaphor.
These SEVEN FROM HEAVEN are truly powerful, and when they dance atop the skyscrapers of our world, they will rule the skies and our minds.
Trauschke questions, which created order would we put on the shoulders of these seven giants today and under which circumstances a created order becomes supportive for all life. SEVEN FROM HEAVEN illustrate a simple but powerful realization: Responsibility in action begets Perfection. When we are responsible at the same moment we act or create, destruction becomes almost impossible. A created order, based on responsibility, enriches all life and is worth to find the protection of the SEVEN FROM HEAVEN.
After the angels has levitated above the Los Angeles skyline, they will become international ambassadors to mega cities around the world, such as Vancouver, Paris, Mexico City, Guangzhou, London, Mumbai, Tokio, Rio de Janeiro and Taipei. Ultimately, more than 100 million people will see this art installation live.
Working closely with the owners of the skyscrapers and the City of Los Angeles, Trauschke will bring his vision to life on new moon, with a annular solar eclipse, 1st September 2016 until full moon, with a penumbral lunar eclipse, on 16th September 2016.
“These Angels will create a sight that will be sure to focus the eyes of the world on the brilliant skyline of Downtown Los Angeles in a whole new way.” – President, Sister Cities of Los Angeles, LA City Councilmember, Tom LaBonge.
“Hans Peter Trauschke’s SEVEN FROM HEAVEN will be a thrilling installation that will create an instant iconic image of the heart of Downtown Los Angeles.” – LA City Councilwoman, Jan Perry.