1st prize: „to remember“ by Hannah Streefkerk (Sweden)
This work was convincing in everything. The correspondence with the place and at the same time the clear demarcation as an artificial intervention. Through a density and strong presence, especially without force and spatial intervention.
Like an undertow, the viewer is drawn into a miniature world on the forest floor, where the delicate work unfolds.
With great sensitivity for the material, the leaves are reproduced in the same way as natural leaves and carefully fixed to the forest floor. The workmanship and implementation of the idea of the work is convincing. To conserve the transience as an artistic visualization and thus to poetically tell about remembering has succeeded here convincingly.
Here art was created as an independent answer to nature.
In all three award-winning works, the poetry of the idea as well as the implementation has particularly touched us.
2nd prize: „Live between live“ by Burkhart Uliczka (Germany)
In a cleared section of forest not far from the wind turbine, young willow trees unfold as a small artificial protection. The willows are prepared with shimmering, blank metal spheres, in which the forest, the willows themselves but also the observer is reflected. These spheres are anchored in the willows in such a way that they grow into a unity with the tree and the filigree willow leaves are reflected in the bare outer skin of the spheres, which gives this work a certain magic.
Nature and artificial intervention interweave in this work to form a harmonious unity.
3rd prize: „between black and white“ by Anke SauerAnke Sauer (Germany)
Anke Sauer has created a very present space in a restrained manner with simple means, which is artificial and yet corresponds with the direct surroundings. She has used the space for the technical necessities, but the technique of tensioning recedes completely into the background and the delicate material of the threads can move and unfold freely. The space created by the white and black threads absorbs even the slightest breath of wind and is in constant motion. An intermediate space is created, a constantly changing intermediate state, a moving poetic space that enchants and touches the viewer.