Illustrated dedication panel for Lana and Lilly Wachowski curated by Alexandra Grant.
In collaboration with Studio Babelsberg that has designed a large-scale artwork in symbolic rainbow colors on the facade of the "Rainbow Stage" adding the "Rainbow Stage" lettering that features the "Gilbert" font – a tribute to Gilbert Baker, the creator of the iconic Rainbow Flag.
Studio Babelsberg names its largest sound stage (Stage 20) "Rainbow Stage" in honor of the filmmakers Lana and Lilly Wachowski. With this, Studio Babelsberg sends a clear message for tolerance, respect and diversity.
The filmmakers and LGBTQ+ activists Lana and Lilly Wachowski have shot several films at Studio Babelsberg over the past 15 years, including V FOR VENDETTA, SPEED RACER, NINJA ASSASSIN, CLOUD ATLAS and the series SENSE8. The unveiling of the "Rainbow Stage" also marks the successful completion of the shooting of another joint project: the fourth installment of the MATRIX series, directed by Lana Wachowski.
Christoph Fisser, COO of Studio Babelsberg: "Studio Babelsberg is colorful and proud of it. The rainbow stands for tolerance, respect and diversity, for peace and hope. Especially in today’s times, there is no better symbol for the values creatives and film professionals have always lived by and that we all actively support. By honoring Lana and Lilly Wachowski, we want to send a strong signal of solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community worldwide that reaches far beyond the film industry."