CNN’s Go Beyond Borders was launched in 2009 with the Berlin Wall Tape Art Project, marking the 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Eight street art installations by Berlin tape artist El Bocho told heroic stories of those who dared to go beyond the notorious divide between East and West. 40 km of Go Beyond Borders Tape was produced to define the original position of the Berlin Wall, and information posters with QR codes lead the viewers online to share their own stories. Integration with Google Maps lead visitors to other installations and sites around the city as well as archive images and video material which brought them even deeper into the story. See the project on the Go Beyond Borders Google Map, YouTube channel, and Flickr channel. Last week “Go Beyond Borders” received Gold (Content and Contact) and Bronze statues at Clio 2010. The project was also awarded a Gold Medal at Montreux 2010 for “Best use of Media”.
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The Berlin Wall Tape Heimat, Berlin, by chief creative officer Guido Heffels, creative director Myles Lord, art director Carsten Schubert, copywriter Nikolai Diepenbrock, graphic designer Erik Prautsch, researcher Nikolai Diepenbrock, art buyer Jessica Valin, with tape art design and installation by El Bocho and Crew.
The Beyond Borders Team wish to thank the City of Berlin, the Wall AG, the Marriott Hotel, The Deutsche Bahn and Axel Springer Publishing for their support in this project.