Thomas Waschki, First Councilor of the City of Bocholt, and Jule Wanders, Head of the Department of Culture and Education, and curator Verena Winter (Photo: Joop van Reeken)
The public participatory art project HEIMAT-SKULPTUR (Home Sculpture) was developed as part of the art project OPEN SPACES 800. This project was aimed at all interested citizens of all ages in the area of Bocholt and the surrounding area/border region. “Make small objects from your household part of the sculpture,” was the call for participation from 17 to 27 September 2021.
A table with a wooden top measuring 150 cm x 80 cm, which was set up at Hanna Music in Nordstraße 38, served as the basis. Thanks are due at this point to Harm Klomps, who made his shop available for this purpose on all working days, and to the Peter Frieg carpentry workshop for providing the tabletop.
Anyone who wanted to take part simply had to bring a small object – whether an espresso cup, old glasses, spoon, bicycle bell, door handle, key or eraser – from home and glue it to the wooden board using the environmentally-friendly assembly adhesive provided. Those who wished could use small wooden blocks to support and stabilise their objects.
And indeed, the HEIMAT-SKULPTUR took shape over the course of the ten days and even gained some height. On 24 September Thomas Waschki, first councilor
of the city of Bocholt, and Jule Wanders, head of the Department of Culture and Education, started their “culture tour” at the HEIMAT-SKULPTUR and also helped to build this public work of art, before visiting all the OPEN SPACES 800 artists and their artworks.
The HEIMAT-SKULPTUR will probably be opened to the public again in 2022 for the anniversary year of the city of Bocholt: The Heimat artwork may continue to grow!
Location: Hanna Music, Nordstraße 38, Bocholt
Exhibition period 2021: 17 – 27 September 2021
Thanks to Hanna Music for making the location available. Thanks to Tischlerei Peter Frieg for sponsoring the wooden panel.