Windy welcome in Northern Hesse!
Whether a gentle breeze or a thundering storm, resting treetops or clouds chasing by - wind art is fleeting, can be experienced again and again and remains unfinished in a fascinating way. The wind art festival "bewegter wind" shows North Hesse's beauty from a new perspective: At changing locations - in front of forests, high altitudes, lakes or quarries - objects are created that make the wind visible and merge it with art.
Wind art objects, installations, wind videos and performances amaze visitors of all ages, guests and locals, art lovers and nature lovers. No visiting days is like the other, because in the "Outdoor Museum" is always blowing a new wind.
Thanks to the long-standing sponsors and energetic supporters, the festival, which is unique in Germany, is free of charge for visitors.
1st prize (shared): "Moving Square" by Jürgen Heinz
This became particularly clear in the work "Moving Square" by Jürgen Heinz. Two congruent frames that shift against each other at the slightest breeze show a section of reality. Or so one would think. But they can also be two pictures and thus two realities. Like two transparencies showing the same thing. Original and clone. One begins to mistrust one's perception ... What is convincing about this work, apart from its openness to association, is the feeling of irritation it creates, combined with the astonishment at how quickly one's "world view" can waver. The fact that the view through the frame forever changes the view of the landscape behind it is quite an experience.
1st prize (shared): "Moving border" by Kuesti Fraun
The video "Moving border" by Kuesti Fraun is irritating. A small piece of barrier tape, symbolising a border, changes its appearance again and again, driven by the wind. What was still snaking forms itself into something corporeal, disintegrates, overlaps, is trampled underfoot. What borders are there that are simply to be blown away? Or is it the way of all borders in the course of time? Current political situations appear before the mind's eye. The video conveys a feeling of powerlessness, of being at the mercy of others. Memories of (self-inflicted) change, the effects of which one has long since lost control over.
2nd prize: "2/ VAR 1/9" by Christine Kruse
Christine Kruse comes from a completely different angle with 2/ VAR 1/9, which presents us with change in a completely new way. With every step the viewer takes in front of the work, printed words overlap, transform into other terms. Change takes place "en passant". The idea of depicting change by means of language is not only extraordinary, but also just as vivid as language itself. Who has heard of "cyberhaft" or "social error"? The terms chosen by the artist are both new and old in successful relationships. In its openness to combination, the work makes us want more. Involuntarily, one finds oneself thinking of one's own terms, having fun with them and being fascinated by the changeability of languages.
3rd prize: "tabula rasa | in wandlungsfreiheit" by Constanze Schüttoff
Constanze Schüttoff's work "tabula rasa I in wandlungsfreiheit" evokes with simple means the complex process of pausing again and again to reconsider one's path. The highly challenging character of the work is not exhausted by moving the white paper sheets. Playfully, one makes decisions and begins to think about which path one wants to take, about choice and possibility, about what one might influence with one's (spontaneous) decisions. As you walk through, you not only change the work, but you may be writing a different future based on your past choices.
Special prize: "Floating Alive" by Jiefu Zhou
Even from a distance, two boats resting on long legs - or are they stilts? - on long legs - or are they stilts? Aligned in the direction of the flow of the Diemel. They could also be animals, creature-like objects that integrate themselves into the landscape as if it were a matter of course and yet stand out from it. The figures remain enigmatic, cannot be classified or pigeonholed. Despite their size, they seem fragile and vulnerable, have something delicate and awkward about them. Something "out of joint" like the time we live in. The sculptures "Floating Alive" by Jiefu Zhou occupy the mind that cannot find a solution. Are they boats or creatures, animals on stilts? And the woven rings hanging on the river, what do they have to do with it? In the mind it remains mobile. A good prerequisite for change to happen.