How Wim Wender’s Wings of Desire inspires our project

Fallen Angel is a poetic, immersive audio installation which encourages participants to slow down and to imaginatively attune themselves to the rich inner lives of the people surrounding them.

Wim Wender’s 1987 film “Wing of Desire” is one strong artistic inspiration for this project. The library scene in the following video illustrated how we intend to mix sound in our installation; as the participant/angel moves toward a character point in our installation the hubub of voices falls away and one voice becomes distinct.

Other relevant writing about Wing’s of Desire :

“The grand theme of Wings of Desire, Wim Wenders’ cultishly adored fantasy of overcoat-clad angels in Berlin as the Cold War’s end drew near, is storytelling in all its forms as a coping mechanism of the human race.”
Bill Webber

When the child was a child,
It was the time for these questions:
Why am I me, and why not you?
Why am I here, and why not there?
When did time begin, and where does space end?
Is life under the sun not just a dream?

Song of Childhood – poem Wings of Desire actor an co-writer Peter Handke

Wings of Desire – Official Site
Wikipeadia entry