Art project ‘Blue Port’ casts Hamburg harbour in blue light

Hamburg (dpa) – The port and key landmarks in the northern German city of Hamburg will be swathed in blue light for a week as part of the “Blue Port” art project. Hamburg’s finance minister Andreas Dressel flicked a switch Friday evening to kick off the project created by artist Michael Batz and a team of assistants. It runs through September 15 and will see quays, terminals, buildings, bridges, towers, cranes and ships across an area of six square kilometres covered in blue lights. The aim is to allow the viewer a different perspective on the everyday, artist Michael Batz explained. “A little change of perspective can create awareness, people start recognizing what has become so familiar to them they didn’t use to see it anymore,” Batz told website hamburg.de.

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