Art on public Objects

Concept for the artistic design
of the glass facade in the staircase of the primary school Bingen-Büdesheim


Theme Inclusion


I transfer the principle of set theory to my idea. It clarifies the topic of inclusion at a glance - without words, without text, just with colour and form. It thus addresses an intuitive and not a rational level of perception.
Similar to a picture story, where you have to scan the drawings with your eyes, recognize them and then move on to the next picture, you can only ever see parts of them when using the stairs in front of the window front. In the respective forms and colour groups you will always find individual parts from the other groups - equally clearly visible in other forms and colours.
As you progress, you will only then discover the connections and the principle behind them. On every floor and in every position the view of the glass façade changes. This creates optical tension, but also provides spatial orientation. One first passes the individual groups of elements and only at the very top does one recognize an ornamental pattern. As conspicuously outstanding as the "other" particle in the groups is, it fits quite naturally into its place in the ornament.
An ornament is historically and in its meaning seen something special, something that distinguishes, decorates or increases the value. It is not only the result of a composition of individual parts. It creates a further value, an added value - a higher whole, which is only characterized by the way the parts are put together. This is how societies work. As different as they may be, they are formed and shaped by such a "superordinate idea" and function only with a structural order. The idea is to convey the diversity of a society as an added value, be it races, personalities or cultures or just limited people.

- Entwurf Bingen 2020 - 1