Bonn, Bochum, World: ZODIAC
Zodiac / Tierkeis-, Sternzeichen
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Something special in Bonn? Thoughts about Bochum? Some words:
I’m not a friend of great interpretations. More I like to explore things, as what they are. And I wasn’t creative enough to create a connection between urbanity and astrology. So what was to do except to realize a funny search game in the city?
At the end the theme helped me to fokus me, while I walked across one of the greatest flea markets in Germany (Rheinauen), not getting lost in the immense impressions, which overwhelmed me.
A place, where things of Bonn and surrounding resurrect to meet each other. Combinations, which will never come together again. Wether the Lava lamp beside Jesus or a stuffed hawk beside Winnie Puuh: No hierarchies, no preferences, no evaluations.
– GEMINI: Open air art installation as a memorial for the profession of the miners at the mine ‘Zeche Hannover’.
– AQUARIUS: …okay, I will explain. Memorial of the Kuhhirte (cowherd). When I was a little boy, for me this man was drinking from a bottle instead of blowing a horn. Every time I argued with my father, but he could never convince me that he was blowing a horn. This man was drinking! He was my Aquarius.
– LEO: A justifiably controversial monument of Bochum. The memorial of the first world war with it’s inscription ‘Der Überzahl erlegen, im Geiste unbesiegt’ (‘The majority inferior, in a spirit undefeated.’). – Proponents point out that this memorial represents the zeitgeist of that time and is to be considered as a warning. But there is no message or info board on that memorial available where the viewer is enlightened about the different meanings in the past and nowadays.