Kinetic Sun

The Kinetic Sun is a visual art installation celebrating the sun, its fire and inherent connection to technology.


We, the creatures living on earth, obtain our energy from the sun’s lightrays. The Kinetic Sun is an art piece celebrating the sun, its fire, and life-giving energy. With that, it also highlights the first technology of humanity, which was arguably fire, and the intrinsic link of technology to the sun's energy. To expose this connection, the wide-stretching rays of the Kinetic Sun are moved by a planetary gear in the center of the piece.

The Kinetic Sun will be built out of plywood and designed in a steampunk-look by exposing some parts of the inner layers. The total dimensions including rays will be about 150cm x 120cm x 20cm with the sun having about 60cm diameter. It is supposed to cast some light in the dark of the night.

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Where at Kiezburn would you like your Dream/ Art to be?

Promethean Kiez near the Arena, visible when coming down from the effigy hill

How will you ensure that everyone is invited to experience your dream?

We will make sure it's clearly visible to everyone who visits the Prometheans

Enviromental Impacts

The motor of the sun is powered by a local energy supply (not batteries). The project is built on re-usable materials, it can be disassembled, reused and transported.

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Workshops/ classes/ discussions


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For Kids


Adults only




Plywood200 EUR
Screws & metal parts30 EUR
Varnish & paint40 EUR
Motor etc.100 EUR
Light30 EUR
Tool/Workshop rental100 EUR
To Make Voting Possible3 000 EUR
Total3 500 EUR
Funding goal:
= Costs - Existing funds
3 500 EUR

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