presented by

The Climate Pledge


The large-scale projection on the church covered the entire facade on the side facing Tauentzienstrasse and combined motifs from the historic entrance hall of the old church from 1895, destroyed in the war in 1943, with the dreamlike glass walls of the new church building, a Franco-German joint venture from 1961. The elaborate and filigree motif was designed by Daniel Margraf.

In alternation, the tower ruin appeared dissolved in sparkling water under the title “Sparkling Church” by photo artist Sven Hoffmann. The reason for this is his installation “Collecting Liquid Memories”, which could be seen in the chapel of the church. The exhibition was part of the global art project “Aqua Globalis”. It is intended to place the availability of clean water at the centre of perception. Water: clear, cool, sparkling and moving. This is how Sven Hoffmann sees it and captures it in photographs. For decades he has traveled around the world photographing the wet element in all its beauty. But where these beautiful and impressive photographs were taken, there will soon be no more water. Environmental influences and humans cause the water level to drop steadily. Collecting Liquid Memories is an artistic installation of drying or polluted waters, opposite which a field of stelae shows bottles filled with the water of the dwindling waters. The projection of the Memorial Church was supported by the Rotary Club Berlin, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and Aqua Globalis.