BALLSPIELWÄNDE

2015
 

concrete, metal ornaments and mineral silicate paint

 

5 slabs of concrete with ornaments and numbers are places next to the sports facilities of the high school Kremszeile in Krems, Austria. The loops and holes invite the children ages 10 -18 to play throwing balls through the loops, aiming at markings and playing balls against the surfaces of the objects, with no predefined game. The large holes and other surfaces can be used for sitting. The shape of the walls and the ornaments are modeled on historical Viennese walls for playing balls at playgrounds, mainly by the Viennese artist Josef Seebacher, and can perhaps be seen as giant sheets of paper from an archive of forms.
The project was commissioned by BIG Art which produces and commissions the art in the 1% program for the buildings of the Austrian State

 

 

Ballspielwände on BIG Art

 
project folder (in german)