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UNE hosts exhibition commemorating 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

posted Sep 23, 2009, 1:12 PM by rbuhr@une.edu

  The University of New England Center for International Education is proud to host an award-winning exhibition commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Oct. 2-7, 2009, in the St. Francis Room on UNE's Biddeford campus. 

The exhibition is on loan from the Goethe-Institut Boston, through the General Consulate of Germany. 

Winner of the IBM Innovation Prize at the Boston Cyberarts Festival 2009, the virtual reality artwork 'Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall” investigates the impact of the Berlin Wall, which divided West and East Berlin during the Cold War from August 13, 1961 to November 9, 1989.

A digital reconstruction of a segment of the dismantled Berlin Wall and its surrounding neighborhoods creates a place of remembrance that users can explore in order to experience and reflect on this historical time.

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View a poster.


Guests virtually walk along the wall, using a joystick and projection screen, viewing the wall and surrounding neighborhoods as they appeared then and now.

This event is free and open to the public, and available for class tours.  We invite professors to bring classes to the event.  Groups may schedule a guided tour on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m., or Wednesday 11 a.m. or 12 p.m. 

To schedule a class tour, please call the Center for International Education, 602-2585/2451.

Event schedule
October 2, 7-9 p.m. With Guided Tours
October 3 thru 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Without Guides
October 7, 11  a.m. & 12 p.m.: With Guided Tours

For more information about the exhibition visit the "Virtuelle Mauer / ReConstructing the Wall" website.

(Press release posted Sept. 23, 2009)

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