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Der Traum vom Fliegen - The Art of Flying
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
D-10557 Berlin
Germany


March 4th, 2011 - May 8th, 2011
Opening: 
March 3rd, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Modell Luftpostkugel „Minerva“, Aus dem Otto-Lilienthal-MuseumAus dem Otto-Lilienthal-Museum,
Modell Luftpostkugel „Minerva“,
1874/1983
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The mistranslation in the double-barreled title is deliberate: one the one hand, the curators Thomas Hauschild and Britta N. Heinrich are interested in the human dream of flight, while on the other hand, they address the technology of human flight as powered by combustion processes

In an obstacle course through time and space – from the Montgolfière to the oldest and most invaluable Shaman’s cloak, from model jet aircraft to the fictitious “Ingold Airlines” – answers are sought to questions such as: has human technology fulfilled all humanity’s dreams? Would it have been possible without primitive but extremely durable technologies for throwing, shooting, riding? What if humanity had to abstain once again from the realization of some technological goals (space travel, cheap passenger air travel), and how would it go about fulfilling the dream of flight in such a case?


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