Wandermüde

Metal, mirror, string, plastic, paper, wood, LED, video (HD, 12’40 ),
photo (State Archive Hamburg 720-1 151-81= 17 131), wooden crate: 205 x 146 x 166 cm

Photo: Hayo Heye

Staatsarchiv Hamburg
720-1 151-81= 17 131

Photo: Hayo Heye

Photo: Hayo Heye

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The German-Jewish writer, Heinrich Heine, who lived in Paris in exile. Even the 1891 monument to him, ordered by the Austrian empress Sisi, was taken on an involuntary journey from Rome via Corfu to Hamburg, Marseille and Toulon. Heine’s monument was repeatedly set up in these various locations and then diminished, reviled, smeared, or damaged until it was finally hidden in a wooden crate (for 23 years long). “Wandermüde” is a mixed-media installation about the Odyssey of Heine´s sculptural monument. The video shows the currently view of the statue at the Botanic Gardens in Toulon (2014) and the process of the journey the statue.

Exhibition: Galerie im Marstall, Ahrensburg (DE)
Images: catalogue “DELIKATELINIEN” / catalogue “Von Wörtern und Räumen”