A sculpture made out of guitar amps
On June 12, 2021, twelve musicians performed a composition specially written for the happening in front of the monument all day long to raise awareness of German colonial history.
Otto von Bismarck, the first Reich Chancellor to whom this statue commemorates, is also regarded as the founder of German colonialism. He organized the “West Africa Conference” in Berlin in 1884, where the European colonial powers divided Africa among themselves.
The art action wanted to confront the monument with its history and its context and to raise awareness for the historical context of the monument.