In 2009, Wolwedans was the chosen location for the very first Signature of Light installation by artist Alexander Luzius Ziermann. The installation consists of 2,506 used car mirrors gathered from recycling locations across Germany and Namibia. Each of the mirrors reflects the sun – the source of light that is simultaneously part of the signature of the creation and its tool. This signature of the light is, according to the magazine Der Spiegel, the only work of art that is visible even from space.
Supported by the Goethe Institute in Windhoek, the former Frankfurt Mayor, Petra Roth, and the German Ambassador to Namibia, Erwin Kochanke, the respective cultural centres, the tourism centre of Lanzarote, and the Irish Tourist Board, the Signature of Light installation attracted media attention globally. Capturing the installation in photos was not easy though – in the days before drones, chartering a helicopter was necessary to appreciate the full impact of the installation from an aerial vantage point.
More information about the installation at Wolwedans and the Signature of Light project in general can be found at: https://www.luzius-ziermann.de/en/the-projects/signature-of-light.html.