Strom Elbe - Taube Elbe
Observations of diversified currents of river Elbe in Magdeburg
During a working stay in Magdeburg 2020, I observed the different currents of river Elbe flowing around and through the Elbe Island Werder.
In my studies I focused on the vitality of water with the rough currents and wave formations, reflections, the drift, absorption and further transport. I went to different places and observed the bubbles of the dormant salt spring rising at intervals, how the Strom Elbe and the Old Elbe divide at the tip of the island and continue flowing in very different ways, the drift and calm of Taube (doves) Elbe in the middle of the island, how everything is condtioned and flowing with each other and into each other.
I developed my reflections further in cyanotypes and drawings.
On the stationary wall accompanying the way in the sculpture park, these fragments of the river Elbe resonate with the ever-changing vibrancy of the parallel passing river, as well as with possible puddles in the park.
Since 2022, the enamel panels embedded in the wall are on display in the sculpture park of the Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen Magdeburg.