(Germany) Wolfgang Winter, *1960 in Mühlheim am Main / Berthold Hörbelt, *1958 in Coesfeld

The artist duo Winter/Hoerbelt deal with the potential of sculpture on the borderline to architecture, and with an eye on possible forms of public use. Interactive features and optical phenomena often also a play a part. For Blickachsen 13, they installed by the castle pond a walk-in sculpture, “BASKET#13: Voliere” (Aviary), a pavilion made of metal mesh, containing a swing from which, in a gentle rocking movement, one can experience the surroundings as if looking through a grid of screens, in an ever-changing composition. Their second sculpture for Blickachsen 13, “Everyday Pearls”, visible from afar in bright red, forms a complementary colour contrast to the meadow in the Kurpark. Built from industrially produced rear light covers for cars, it stands, again, in a cage, like a cylinder which tapers in the middle: in the play of light and shadow it seems to glow from the inside, making the wires of the cage appear live and dangerous.
After his studies in music and a training as a stonemason, Wolfgang Winter attended the University of Kassel Art School and the Städelschule. Berthold Hörbelt also became a stonemason before he met Winter as a student in Kassel. Their works have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale and many other places in Europe, Asia and the USA.