International Wind Art in Northern Hesse
wind art landscape
bewegter wind e.V. organises wind art festivals and offers for wind art and intercultural communication.
Wind is a symbol of spirit and communication in almost all cultures of the world.
"bewegter wind" stages wind art in this multifaceted landscape. Wind art is fleeting, can always be experienced anew and remains unfinished in a fascinating way. At various locations - in front of forests, high-altitude landscapes, lakes or quarries - objects are created that make the wind visible and allow it to merge with the art.
The international wind art festival takes place as a competition every two years at changing locations in the region. "bewegter wind" is a landscape exhibition with a supporting programme, art competition, artists' meeting, cultural exchange, exhibition tour and children's programme.
The 11th wind art festival "bewegter wind" will take place from 13th-27th August, 2023
In 2022, three bewegter-wind artists died who were an enrichment for several wind art festivals:
Dr Marion Baumann exhibited "Anemomobile" at AIR condition(s) in Wolfhagen in 2012. In 2014 she was part of "between" in Söhrewald with the installation "between media". In 2018, Marion installed the much-visited installation "Die vermessene Seele" on Dörnberg as a contribution to "clouds/Wolken". She was a cheerful, dedicated person and very fond of the wind with all its aspects.
Robin Kurka was one of the exhibiting artists at " turbulences" in 2010 with the work "Dancer Group" in Sachsenhausen. His dancers were repeatedly nominated for the audience award. Robin was a welcomed guest at the artists' meetings, who was a fantastic cook.
Hannah Streefkerk installed many hundreds of pompoentjes at the " Turbulences" in Frankenberg in 2010 and received an honourable mention from the jury. In 2014 she installed hovering leaves in Söhrewald for "between". This delicate, almost inconspicuous work "To Remember" reached right to the heart of the visitors and the jury for its visualisation of this state between becoming and passing away. It was awarded the 1st prize.
It is so sad that these wonderful artists had to die so early. We think fondly of the lively exchanges and keep them in good memory.
WindLand 50+1 from above
The participatory flag installation for the territorial reform anniversary in Lichtenfels showed the wind in the moving landscape in the Lichtenfels town area "Am Hamberg". WindLand offered extraordinary views and new experiences of wind and landscape.
bewegter wind e.V. organises the North Hessian Wind Art Festival and offers on wind art and intercultural communication. Wind is a symbol of spirit and communication in almost all cultures of the world. The special combination of nature, wind and art gets people moving and talking to each other and changes perception.
Together with the association based in Lichtenfels, the city of Lichtenfels was awarded the title of "Municipality of Diversity" in 2021 by the initiative "Open for Diversity" and the district president. The town of Lichtenfels with eight districts has now existed for 51 years.
The award and the anniversary of the territorial reform were the occasion for an art project. The offer "WindLand", which is free of charge for participants, reached different target groups such as locals, new citizens, families and young people. The concept with aspects of wind art and walk research was developed by the artist and association chairperson Reta Reinl. The objects were prepared by members of the association.
Mitmachkonzert mit der Groove Company
Sonntag, 28.8.2022 , Klosterruine Schaaken,
Abschlußfest ab 16 Uhr
Mitmachkonzert mit der Groove Company um 17 Uhr
Eine Ausstellungswoche mit eindrucksvollen Winderlebnisse, wehenden Installationen, gigantischen Sonnenuntergängen, Begegnungen und Gesprächen auf dem Hamberg neigt sich dem Ende zu.Zum Abschlußfest am So. 28.8.22 ab 16 Uhr laden die Stadt Lichtenfels mit Bürgermeister Henning Scheele und der Verein „bewegter wind“ in die benachbarte Klosterruine Schaaken.Ein letzter Rundgang durch die Ausstellung und dann ein leckerer Imbiss von SV Immighausen und den Landfrauen Goodelsheim/ Rhadern vor dem Kloster stimmen ein auf die letzte Veranstaltung von WindLand 50+1:
Das Mitmachkonzert mit der Groove Company um 17 Uhr.
Windpicknick und Führung mit Musik von Welf Kerner
Freitag, den 26.8.2022 ab 18 Uhr
Die Atmosphäre zur Eröffnung von WindLand 50+1 am Sonntag war besonders: sommerlich, beschwingt und gut gelaunt.
Diese Stimmung inmitten der Windkunstinstallation möchten die Veranstalter Stadt Lichtenfels und der Verein „bewegter wind“ noch mehr Menschen zugänglich zu machen.
Deshalb laden sie ein zu einem Windpicknick inmitten der Ausstellung auf dem Hamberg bei Lichtenfels-Immighausen für Freitag, den 26.8.2022 um 18 Uhr.
Hier der WindLand 50+1 Flyer:
Windland in Lichtenfels
A participatory wind art installation for the anniversary of the territorial reform in Lichtenfels shows the wind in the moving landscape. WindLand attracts visitors to extraordinary views and new experiences of wind and landscape.
WindLand - publicly accessible wind art installation "Am Hamberg" near the Schaaken monastery ruins, 35104 Lichtenfels-Immighausen. The path is signposted from Lichtenfels-Goddelsheim and -Immighausen.
Opening: Sun., 21.8.2022, 11.30 a.m.
Closing concert: Sun. 28.8.2022, 5 p.m., Schaaken Monastery Ruin
Organiser: City of Lichtenfels in cooperation with bewegter wind e.V.