BEATING OF WINGS
artA EXHIBITION OF SCULPTURES »BUILDING BRIDGES«, ALLENSBACH, 2017
The world is in motion. In the sculpture BEATING OF WINGS, the cranes start their worldwide migration. The birds stand close together on a hilly meadow in the sculpture park in Allensbach on the Lake of Constance. Their wings are individually described. Hadmut Bittiger asks people from here and from different countries and cultures, how they define the theme BUILDING BRIDGES and asks them to write their thoughts on the cranes in their mother tongue: thoughts and wishes for open understanding amongst one another, from a human, cultural and political point of view. The original sentences and their translation can be read in a small book to be found at the exhibition
300 birds made of transparent cellophane, folded in origami technique, are fixed to the ground on feather steel rods.