Angelus Novus/ Cielo Invertido
Teatro del Canal, Madrid, 2015
Reverse sky, light sculpture for the chamber opera by Jorge Fernández Guerra
Based on the drawing Angelus Novus by Paul Klee.
A reverse falling sky, switching off bit by bit until complete darkness. Despite the disaster, Walter Benjamin holds on to his faith in the light, which illuminates the mind. The last light fragment that lies on the floor represents the small drawing Angelus Novus by Paul Klee, which accompanied Benjamin till the end.
Light drawing (Light Tape®) by Darya von Berner, based on the painting of Paul Klee, for the homonymous opera by Jorge Fernández Guerra
Teatros del Canal (Madrid) – May 2015
Photo: Joaquín Cortés / Román Lores