Another highlight is waiting to be discovered in the airport’s outside area: A huge string of pearls made of red and white glass balls is wrapped around the passenger boarding bridge where the A380 wide-body aircraft docks. The balls wrap around the bridge like a bracelet and signal whether it is currently in use or not: The frequency of the lighting changes depending on whether the boarding bridge is not being used, is currently being used or is ready for take-off.
The artist: Olaf Nicolai, born in Halle/Saale in 1962, is a German conceptual artist who works with a wide variety of materials. Since the early 1990s, he has exhibited in almost all of the most prestigious contemporary art locations. Olaf Nicolai lives and works in Berlin.