POSTED IN architecture, archiv, art, exhibitions, conceptual design 23/03/2012

Candy Lenk and Anna Borgman realized the installation Luftschloss on Alice-Solomon-Platz in Berlin Hellersdorf during the spring of 2012.

The project Luftschloss (castel in the air) is the result of the examination of the fragmentation and incompletion of the space and the disappointed hopes for permanence and wholeness.

The installation is divided into four phases; showing different stages of transformation. Using the imagery of a construction site, the object receives a dynamic form and becomes a transitional work whose presence already contains its own absence. Materials normally used to conceal the construction process become building materials. The installation oscillates between permanence and volatility, the grounded tectonics of a construction site and the placeless hovering of a cloud. It reveals its artistic intention only through its structural discrepancies.

The staged construction site links back to the never completed plans of the large scale housing development Hellersdorf. The three-dimensional forms within the scaffolding are changed periodically so that the object is continuously in an in-between state. The observer is left with the growing realization that the transitional form is the final gestalt of the object.

The installation is one of the price winners of the temporary art competition “Helle Mitte” and is supported by the joined federal and state program “Stadtumbau Ost”.

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  1. Ian Flood says:

    This looks really similar to a competition proposal we just submitted.