Amanogawa – The Milky Way

Unfortunately, the Ars Electronica didn’t get all the necessary permissions for running this project, so it’s not part of the voestalpine Klangwolke

Yoshihiro Harano (JP), Koichiro Mikuriya (JP), Tomofumi Okada (JP)

“Amanogawa” will be one of the aesthetic highlights of The Cloud in the Web. In it, 50,000 Inori Boshi®—floating LED balls 8.5 cm in diameter—will be swept downstream by the Danube’s current. Constructed especially for “Amanogawa” and charged by solar energy, the balls emit a light blue glow as soon as they come into contact with water. They stand for the diversity of cultures along the Danube. The multitude of stars in this terrestrial Milky Way symbolically carry the wishes and hopes of the visitors to the 2012 voestalpine Klangwolke out into the world, and, conversely, call upon these people to experience the Danube and water in a new way and to bring a new appreciation to the river.