Interactive installation Disappearing Wall

A look through the "Disappearing Wall" with some quote blocks Photo (detail): Natalia Cheban

Thu, 24.06.2021 -
Sun, 25.07.2021

Citizens' Garden

The “Disappearing Wall”

An artistic installation from 24 June in the Citizens’ Garden of the European Parliament

European diversity to touch 

The spectacular interactive installation "Disappearing Wall" returns to Belgium in summer 2021 after a major European tour through nine European countries.

Quotes travel throughout Europe
Whether a thought by Hannah Arendt, a line from the film "The Fabulous World of Amélie Poulain" or aphorisms by Camus, Goethe, Kertész, Pessoa or Václav Havel, the selection of quotations for the installation, which were collected at the beginning of 2020 in Europe-wide local competitions initiated by the Goethe-Institut, is diverse. Engraved on some 6,000 wooden blocks in the original language and in translation, they form the core elements of the installation. Yet it is not only Europe's diverse ideas that can be seen and felt, but also the possibility of overcoming borders symbolically: Each visitor has the opportunity to take quotation blocks with him or her, by way of an interactive element. All that remains at the end is the transparent Plexiglas grid in which the quotation blocks were located - the wall has disappeared.
The installation will remain freely accessible throughout the summer in the Citizens’ Garden until the "wall" has disappeared and all the quotation blocks have been removed.
Practical details:

"Disappearing Wall" in the Citizens’ Garden of the European Parliament
(62 Rue Vautier | Vautierstraat, B-1050 Brussels)

Opening times of the Citizens’ Garden: 8.00 a.m. to 8.50 p.m.
From 24 June 2021 to July/August 2021

The "Disappearing Wall" in the Citizens’ Garden of the European Parliament is an initiative of the Goethe-Institut, co-organised with the European Parliament and supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Kingdom of Belgium.

*Attention: Subject to change in light of current developments in the spread of COVID-19.Masks must currently be worn when visiting the Citizens’ Garden and the installation and social-distancing rules must be adhered to.