Faith, Knowledge, Self-Determination
06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Tickets EUR 4 – 11
Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm
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The LUTHER 1517 Panorama represents a cross-section of society 500 years ago, when Martin Luther dramatically changed the history of religion across the world with his 95 Theses to reform the church. The Panorama enjoys a unique connection with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by the Evangelical Church in Germany and Luther's hometown of Wittenberg.
LUTHER 1517 focuses on the individual man and the impact of his actions. Asisi unites numerous scenes in a single work that depicting the shift from the Middle Ages to the Early Modern era. The Panorama covers a period of about 30 years. From the six-metre high pedestal of a balladeer, visitors can witness the happenings that rocked the small village of Wittenberg around 1517. The historical figure of Martin Luther is the spiritus rector for this transformation, displayed in various scenes at different ages. The reformer consorted with countless individuals in various configurations, all of whom represent the spirit of the era and the cultural setting of the time. Famous contemporaries such as Frederick the Wise and Lucas Cranach can be recognised, as well as a number of anonymous citizens, nobles, craftsmen and farmers performing their daily routines.
For Asisi, ROME 312 and LUTHER 1517 form historical brackets that represent the beginning and landmark transformation of the Christian church.
Two unique publications on the project take you on a journey back in time to the Wittenberg of the Reformation around 1517. In addition to an in-depth look at history, Yadegar Asisi's artistic approach is also presented.
Since the pilot project, the panorama EVEREST, Yadegar Asisi has been working with the composer Eric Babak. The pianist and composer, born in Brussels and now living in London, started playing piano at the tender age of five years. Today, he is one of the most played composers in Europe. He has composed the music especially and exclusively for all the previous Asisi panoramas.
A major integral part of Eric Babak's work consists of harmonising the music in situ in the large Panorama room with the 360° image and the lighting in its day/night rhythm. For the general musical theme Babak develops for the panorama, individual scenes from the image are musically highlighted and acoustically assigned to the corresponding positions in the image. The productions with big orchestras and choirs in combination with everyday noises all enable the special atmosphere of the individual topic with its constant changes to be heard and experienced.