Marl I
Project public preposition
les fleurs du mal (Blumen für Marl)
Year 2014
Institution Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl /DE
Place Creiler Platz, Marl /DE
Curator Georg Elben
Technique Stainless steel letters, LED light
Technical Realization: Elektro Decker GmbH
Concrete vase
Technical Realization: Andras Blazsek
Cut flowers
Thanks Werner Arndt, Andras Blazsek, Thomas Decker, Gabriele Figge, Silvia Frechen, Klaus-Peter Lauche, Martina Möller, Ulrich Noetzlin, Linda Kathrin Rademacher, Ute Schäfer, Ruth Schiffer, Jennifer Schwiderowski, Ingrid Stoppa-Sehlbach, Elena Vasilieva, Melanie Weidemüller, Stephan Wolters, Christian Zumschilde
Photographer Antje Kapust, Bochum/DE
Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf /DE
Archive Mischa Kuball, Düsseldorf /DE
Supported by Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des LandesNordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Kultursekretariat NRW, Wuppertal, Sparkasse Vest, Recklinghausen, Habakuk Freundeskreis zur Förderung des Skulpturenmuseums Glaskasten, Marler Zeitung, Marl /DE

les fleurs du mal (flowers for Marl), Marl, 2014

Directly at the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, between the Grimme Institute, City Lake, and the employment agency is Marl city hall, which serves a population of 85,000 inhabitants in the north Ruhr region. White illuminated lettering on the upper edge of the façade of the building formed a wordplay of the first part of the title “les fleurs du mal” and referenced the eponymous volume of poetry by Charles Baudelaire from 1857. The dominant illuminated letters were complemented by a large vase positioned at left next to the stairway, which was formally coordinated to the concrete architecture of the 1960s-era building. The two-part installation was understood as a catalyst and an invitation to the citizens of Marl to provide fresh flowers to personally activate and shape the administrative center of the city through participation, interaction, reflection, and discussion. (JO)

bookrelease / performance, Marl, 2016

A performative sculpture with 350 reprints of "public preposition" for Creiler Platz in Marl, in the context of the exhibition "SKULPTUR 2015" at Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl. Each visitor could take one book from the  participatory sculpture.

3.2.2016 | 12:00 Uhr

Am Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Creiler Platz, Rathaus, 45768 Marl