In the run-up to the event the artist and his team went to great lengths to clarify all environmental and animal aspects. Protective measures against glare of any kind were taken and protective grilles were attached to the pumps even for the smallest fish. After numerous environmental requirements and discussions the campaign was thankfully approved.
THE BURNING RIVER is an interactive art installation by the Berlin based artist Jan Kuck which transforms an inner-city part of the Isar into an piece of contemporary art.
With THE BURNING RIVER Jan Kuck asks the question what people are burning for nowadays, what their passions and desires are.
Especially in times when the world is facing great upheavals and there is great uncertainty, when politics worldwide is threatening to slip into extremes, when the environment can no longer be controlled, when the economy offers more uncertainty than security and when technical progress is making our present obsolete at an ever faster rate, the question is of immense importance.
On this page, you can answer the question "What do you burn for?" in up to 60 characters and also enter your first name and age. These answers will then be projected with large lasers onto the banks of the Isar River for one minute at a time from March 7, 2020 to March 15, 2020 in front of the Alpine Museum Munich.
During this time the projections will always take place from 19.00 to 23.00 CET.
In addition, high-tech lasers will be used to immerse the surface of the Isar river in red and yellow light to create the impression of a burning surface. This optically supports the question "what are you burning for?".
You can see your answers via a webcam in the time from 07 March 2020 to 15 March 2020 always from 19.00 to 23.00 CET.)
Why the Isar?
The big rivers in our cities are like the main arteries of our metropolises. They flow through the city, provide moisture and life and often serve as important transport routes. Thus, the Isar is the main artery of Munich and an important symbol for the life and inhabitants of this city, which attracts visitors from all over the world.