Wir haben nur die Kraft eines großen Ideals

Nicole Raabe

2 Oct — 3 Oct 22

Olympiasee

the sentence 'Wir haben nur die Kraft eines großen Ideals' is projected in a nocturnal setting against the background of trees, the projection is reflected in the water

light projection "Wir haben nur die Kraft eines großen Ideals" © Foto: Nicole Raabe

The light performance by Nicole Raabe offers space to reflect on the ideals of Munich 72 – and asks whether they can still be felt in Munich today.

Light projection at the Olympiasee

The art project „Wir haben nur die Kraft eines großen Ideals“ (We only have the power of a great ideal) emphasises the significance of the Olympic site as a concentration of the visionary ideas of 1972. On two summer evenings, the words „Freiheit, Offenheit und grenzenlose Freude“ – „Wir haben nur die Kraft eines großen Ideals“ – „Dabeisein ist alles“ (Freedom, openness and boundless joy – We only have the power of a great ideal – Being there is everything) will streak across the Olympic Lake and the Olympic Hill as a light projection. The light performance by Nicole Raabe aims to playfully capture the attention of the visitors in its bright ephemerality, to generate conversations and to offer space for collective reflection. Can the spirit of Munich ’72 still be felt in today’s city with its challenges? What ideals do we formulate today, what ideas guide us?

Dates

Sunday, October 2 and Monday, October 3, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m..

The artist

Nicole Raabe, born 1969 in Frankfurt/Main, lives and works in Munich.

Part of the 50th anniversary of the Munich Olympics

Ort

Olympiasee

Coubertinplatz 1, 80809 München