The Wisteria Tree

QF-Passage Dresden

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary the QF-Passage at the Frauenkirche in Dresden shines in new light. The german-english multimedia artist Michael Pendry created the installation "The Wisteria Tree" especially for the QF.

With wooden boxes and 12 000 oversized sequins, Pendry imitated a Japanese Wisteria tree. The plant, which is particularly popular in Japan and China, not only captivates with its motifs and luxuriant blossom splendor, but also enjoys various meanings from lovers. Thus, it stands for grace and devotion, but also as a welcome sign for foreigners.

"As I walked through the passage, I thought there is missed something vital and organic." Pendry explains his idea.

The Wisteria tree receives its unique color scheme thanks to 120 LED strips B12-250 MK2 from Schnick-Schnack-Systems. The power and data supply is via 3 Long Distance Controller.

Until at least the end of February 2017, the installation is to decorate the passage and, like a real tree, continue to grow - even on the exterior facades.

Shortfacts The Wisteria Tree


Illuminating the sheets of the installation


Technical realization

Show-Partner GmbH


Michael Pendry