Calendar "From wind to wind" 2024-2025 and exhibition catalog "beyond..."

Wind art with a far-sighted view and impressive landscapes in Wolfhager Land have characterized this year's festival summer.
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"Not I, not I, but the wind"

 Video contributions, children's tour, voice performance, award ceremony and finissage

 How beautiful summer can be. At all times of the day and evening, visitors stroll and wander through the exhibition grounds of the 11th wind art festival "bewegter wind" in Nothfelden and Philippinenburg near Wolfhagen and show their enthusiasm. The special mix of art, landscape and wind has a magic that puts people in a good mood and opens their minds to the art messages, which also deal critically and very seriously with contemporary issues. The last weekend of the exhibition is approaching and the organisers are looking forward to curious, wandering visitors - ideally with a picnic.

beyond… darüber hinaus

The time has come: on Sunday, 13.8.23, the international wind art festival "bewegter wind" 2023 will open at 11 am. Almost fifty works from 10 countries will be presented at the two exhibition venues in Wolfhagen.

Bluebells, huteboks and the wide, moving landscape 
Curator Reta Reinl has chosen two impressively different landscape situations. 
The calcareous meadow "Auf der Hardt" between Wolfhagen-Nothfelden and Altenhasungen is a flowering herb paradise with botanical specialities. The Helfenberg near Wolfhagen-Philippinenburg is visible from afar with its striking shape and has a very special atmosphere with its ancient hute beech trees.

What does hope have to do with beyond?
With this exhibition, the vast Northern Hesse landscape not only invites you to lose yourself in it, but also to explore perspectives while engaging with current contemporary art. 

Lawnmowers wanted: 

Helpers for the lawnmower drawing by Ralf Witthaus !

The wind art festival "bewegter wind" is looking for people from the Wolfhagen region to lend a hand for the art project "PERPETUUM" by Ralf Witthaus on 9 and 10 August 2023."Who would like to join us in drawing a several-hundred-metre-long perpetuum in the landscape with cordless and power scythes?" Ralf Witthaus asks interested local citizens - the artist is in the process of preparing his design for the art festival "bewegter wind".

The selection Jury: Reta Reinl, Ines Braun, Joachim Römer

The exhibits have been selected

 It is a unique art and nature experience that appeals to all the senses: artists from all over the world come to Northern Hesse for the international exhibition "bewegter wind" to show their wind art works at unique venues in nature. The starting signal has now been given for the 11th edition of the popular art festival: It will take place from 13 to 27 August 2023 in two extraordinary landscape settings near Wolfhagen near Kassel.

 51 wind art works from 15 countries

Photo walk beyond site

The art competition on the theme of "beyond" has been announced.

The 11th wind art festival "bewegter wind" will take place from 13 - 27.8.2023 in Wolfhagen, North Hesse, in a landscape that inspires.

We would like to invite you  to a photo walk across the exhibition area. Here is the link.

...and here is the second photo walk, because it is so inspiring. Remember the deadline of 1.5.2023!

"  ...beyond"

Call for proposals for the 11th Art Competition "   
Wind meets art meets nature: the wind art festival "bewegter wind", unique in Germany, will take place for the eleventh time this year. 
This year, the landscape exhibition will take place from 13th to 27th of August, 2023 near Wolfhagen in the district of Kassel at scenically impressive locations.
Now curator Reta Reinl shares the theme of this year's art competition: "...beyond".

1st prize ( € 3,000) : Anne Heilmann, Before the Wind

The installation, which consists of two parts, is the artistic transfer of two sections of a weather map: a gust in the trade wind zone and a low-pressure area of the North Atlantic were depicted as a spatial drawing by linking ropes - special ropes that are traditionally used in sailing. In this way, a network was created, some with varying degrees of density, others completely open. Another component is the artist's own texts, which can be read on signs or heard via a QR code.
Inspired by a seven-month voyage on a sailing ship, the artist manages to combine the poetic language of her texts with the knotting work in a subtle and coherent way. Starting from her subjective experience, a work of art is created that touches and triggers associations when viewed and listened to. Weather and wind forecasts are of great importance not only for sailors, but for all people. Anne Heilmann explores her personal feelings of winds of varying intensity and opens up a space of reflection on the subject of wind for the recipient.

Jury text by the jurors.

2nd prize (€2,000): Piotr Weselowski, Karola Konieczny and Aleksander Bryk "Catch me if you can"

The approximately 8 m high installation on the Helfenberg can be seen from afar. A scaffold encloses and fixes the hollow form woven from bamboo strips in the shape of a tornado, the tube-like end of which is connected to the ground. In one turn, the form widens upwards and is open to the sky.
The artist and the two artists have succeeded in expressing the destructive power of this wind phenomenon and at the same time giving form to the - mostly futile - human effort to tame and limit it.
In view of climate change and the associated increase in extreme weather, this installation has a powerful effect and political significance. The almost exclusive use of natural materials is consistent.

Jury text from the jurors.

3rd prize (1,000 €) Ralf Witthaus, Perpetuum

Two paths running in curves and crossing each other again and again form a "bracket" between the two exhibition sites in three stages. They were cut into the ground vegetation with cordless and power scythes - right down to the turf, so that the paths contrast with the green surroundings in a brown earth tone and are clearly visible, even from a distance. As with other "lawnmower drawings", the artist's reference to place is important and successful here too. Landscape experience and communication enter into a connection, on the one hand already in the phase of realisation by voluntary helpers in black and white clothing, and on the other hand then when visitors walk along the paths.
Both in the basic form of the symbol for infinity chosen by the artist and in the title Perpetuum (Latin for continuous, permanent, eternal) an analogy to the phenomenon of the wind can be seen.

Jury text from the jurors.

Special Prize ( 1.000 €) Ria Gerth, Silence

The camera glides over a blossoming rape field, the horizon is wide. Colour filters create shimmering yellow and green tones. The idyll is abruptly destroyed by a detonation that spreads as a bluish wisp of smoke along the edge of the field. No sooner has it dissipated than the camera moves on until another detonation occurs. The video ends with silence over the rape field.
With this dense and precisely conceived video work, the artist refers to the outbreak of war in Ukraine, which destroyed any hope of lasting peace in Europe, claimed human lives, disrupted food chains in the agricultural economy and turned nature into a war zone.
The video Silence received the special prize due to its high artistic quality.

Jury text from the jurors.

Award ceremony and finissage
Landscape exhibition from 13-27.8.2023 in Wolfhagen - Nothfelden and Philippinenburg.

With almost 50 installations, videos, performances by artists from 13 countries. The organiser is the "bewegter wind" association, which is realising the exhibition in Windkunstland Nordhessen with the support of the district of Kassel, the town of Wolfhagen and other supporters. A team of volunteers from all over the region, together with the supporters, makes it possible for the exhibition to be accessible to everyone around the clock free of charge, thus reaching many interested people beyond the art scene.

The exhibition locations of the wind art festival "bewegter wind 2023".

Scan the QR code to download the exact coordinates directly to your mobile phone.

The exhibition sites are well signposted. Parking spaces are designated. The routes to them will be marked with blue ribbons.
The two exhibition sites "Auf der Hardt" (Nothfelden) and Helfenberg (Philippinenburg) are located in the Wolfhagen municipal area in the Kassel district of Hesse.

 

Koordinaten vom Standort
"Auf der Hardt"

 

Koordinaten vom Standort
Nothfelden

 

Koordinaten vom Standort
Philippinenburg

 

Koordinaten vom Standort
Helfenberg

Wolfhagen-Nothfelden, exhibition grounds "Auf der Hardt".

On the L3312 from Nothfelden to Altenhasungen

You will find parking spaces at:

Village community centre Nothfelden
Bruchfeldstraße 1
34466 Wolfhagen

and at the Nothfelden cemetery.

The exhibition area leads along a footpath with exhibits and lawnmower drawing through an orchard to the country road L3312, then "Auf der Hardt" on almost to Wolfhagen-Altenhasungen railway station.

The audio installation by Ralf Peters can be found in the Nothfeld church, open from 9 am - 6 pm.

Toilets are available in the village community centre

On 13.8.23 and 20.8.23 food offered by the Nothfeld associations at the Dorfgemeinschaftshaus.

Arrival by public transport:

Bus stop "Auf der Hardt" in Nothfelden (bus line 130)
Railway station in Altenhasungen (900 m to the exhibition site "Auf der Hardt") (Regiotram RT4)

https://www.nvv.de/fahrplanauskunft/

 

Wolfhagen-Philippinenburg, "Helfenberg" exhibition grounds

On the district road K102

Parking spaces are available at:

Dorfgemeinschaftshaus
Philippinenburg 38
34466 Wolfhagen - Philippinenburg

Videobeiträge im Dorfgemeinschaftshaus ( 11 – 18 Uhr) und Toiletten.
Fußweg im Ausstellungsgelände ab Drehkreuz Helfenberg.

Arrival by public transport:

Bus line 114 Wolfhagen-Philippinenburg
From Kassel RT4, RB4

https://www.nvv.de/fahrplanauskunft/

E-bike rental of the city of Wolfhagen

Telephone: 0163/8741626 or E-Mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The connecting paths between the two exhibition sites are signposted and marked with blue ribbons.
Sturdy shoes are necessary!
Entering the exhibition grounds is at your own risk!

https://www.wolfhagen.de/kultur-und-tourismus/entdecken-und-verweilen/unterkuenfte.php

The video contributions to the 11th wind art festival "bewegter wind" will be shown at the Dorfgemeinschaftshaus Phillippenburg:

Dorfgemeinschaftshaus, Philippinenburg 38, 34466 Wolfhagen - Philippinenburg

Opening hours:

Daily from 11:00 - 18:00 h

 

 
 

 

 

Since 2004, we have been working on providing new art, wind and nature experiences in ever new places in Northern Hesse.

Thanks to our long-standing sponsors and active supporters, the festival, which is unique in Germany, is free of charge for visitors and offers the artists an excellent opportunity for presentation.

Our Sponsors 2023

 
     
       

With the kind support of AGiL and Autohaus Ostmann

 

 

Exhibition Locations 2023