Sparks, 2012

Excerpt from culture politics No.4, December 2012

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Art at the Federal Building | Activities and priorities ...
Chili Martina Seitz, then a student (2009), now a graduate, the Muthesius Academy of Arts in Kiel, was able to convince the jury with her design for the outdoor area of the BAM. She proposed three floral plastic sculptures in yellow, yellow-orange, and yellow-green, which were to be loosely embedded in the tightly organized green spaces of the campus. The idiosyncratic form and color of the sculptures was derived from sparking formations that can be found in the Schleiffunkenanalyse, a used at BAM material testing, and can provide information about the material. The close relationship to the tasks of the BAM as well as the contrapuntally informal freshness of the sculptures in the structured environment immediately convinced the jury - and as the first pictures of the work show completely rightly: the sculptures form a delightful contrast to the elegant and austere landscape architecture horizontally glassed façade of the administration building, so that they live up to their expectations in every respect. ...

Dr. Ute Chibidziura, art historian and consultant for art in construction at the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning.


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Height of the sculptures, each 6 meters, diameter of the crown each about 3 meters

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