Molecule Man

Molecule Man
  • The gigantic metallic figures stood in the middle of the river.

    The gigantic metallic figures stood in the middle of the river.

  • They became the subjects of our very first photo in Berlin, taken from our temporary apartment on Stralauer Allee.

    They became the subjects of our very first photo in Berlin, taken from our temporary apartment on Stralauer Allee.

  • I would stare and stare at them, wondering what they meant.

    I would stare and stare at them, wondering what they meant.

  • It wasn't till months later that I realised there were three figures, not two.

    It wasn't till months later that I realised there were three figures, not two.

  • It wasn't till years later that I realised they were part of a sculpture series by an American artist, Jonathan Borofsky.

    It wasn't till years later that I realised they were part of a sculpture series by an American artist, Jonathan Borofsky.

  • Called 'Molecule Man' and installed in 1997, they symbolise the unity between the former East and West Berlin as well as the confluence of three Berlin boroughs: Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg and Treptow.  <b>ω</b>

    Called 'Molecule Man' and installed in 1997, they symbolise the unity between the former East and West Berlin as well as the confluence of three Berlin boroughs: Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg and Treptow. ω

“Though we appear to be quite solid, we are in fact composed of a molecule structure which, in itself is mostly composed of water and air.” Jonathan Borofsky

[Story and pictures by SL Wong]

Experienced: 05.10.2008 || Recounted: 09.05.2014 Click here for bigger map
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