This year in the Westphalian city Münster the exhibition „Scuplture projects“ takes place for the fifth time – everywhere in the city.
35 international artists are invited to realize a site-specific project at a location of their choice within the city of Münster. The spectrum ranges from sculptural approaches to temporary installations and performances with which art inscribes itself in the structural, historical and societal contexts of the city.
One of the artists is Ayse Erkmen (* 1949 in Istanbul) now living in Berin and Istanbul. She likes to interfere with pre-existing structures and alters their functions, revealing, at the very least, an unusual if not completely new view of something familiar. She selected Münster’s inland harbour as her location. Just below the surface of the water between the bustling Nordkai (northern pier) and the industrialized Südkai (southern pier) she installed a jetty that links the two riverbanks. It creates the impression that visitors are walking on water. In that sense, they become visible actors on Erkmen’s stage.
Funny initiative, everybody bearfooted with shoes in the hand :-) Christo had something similar in Northern Italy (I did not go but saw images) but the boardwalk was visible, it went over a lake. Crazy ideas but fun to see them and even participate. Good the guy with the cell phone with the typical pose, I like him in the image.
Cher ami Frank,
Voilà une composition + une version panoramique très originale. J'ai lu avec intérêt la note et l'on comprend mieux le déplacement des personnes donnant l'impression de marcher sur les eaux.
Idée originale, il faut vouloir se mouiller les pieds !