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The Emscher­kunst­weg – Emscher Art Trail – is a per­ma­nent col­lec­tion of art in public space: eigh­teen arti­stic works acces­si­ble to eve­r­yone at all times and free of charge. Along the banks of the Emscher river you’ll see the uni­que con­ver­sion of the water­way that has deci­si­vely accom­pa­nied struc­tu­ral change in the Ruhr region.

 

With the begin­ning of autumn our cycling sea­son has come to an end. Thanks for your enthu­si­asm – we’ll see you again in April 2021!

 

 

So that the wai­ting time does­n’t get too long, we have invi­ted young artists to deal with the Emscher­kunst­weg. The only con­di­tion: the con­tri­bu­tion should be availa­ble in digi­tal form.

 

The duo »thi­si­sin­ter­net.de« from Dort­mund will start the series with a video. In the film »Pawāa­raibu – fil­ling the vacuum« they cre­ate a sce­na­rio in which the earth has been left by humans. Howe­ver, thanks to the achie­ve­ments of engi­nee­ring tech­no­logy, it is pre­ser­ved as a museum. From the per­spec­tive of a drone on recon­nais­sance flights, we encoun­ter, among other things, the crea­tu­res that per­form the main­te­nance work requi­red to pre­serve the Earth.

 

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Where
October
July
August
September
Radtour
(Bicycle Tour) II
2—5PM


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FULLY BOOKED
Dort­mund-Men­gede
bis Herne
VOR ORT (AT SITE):
ARTIST TALK
15H


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Artist talk with Silke Wag­ner (Artist), Hol­ger Heith (Social His­to­rian, Ruhr Uni­ver­sity BochumT­ho­mas Voß­mer­bäu­mer (Main­te­nance manage­ment art, Emscher­ge­nos­sen­schaft); Pre­sen­ta­tion: Mari­jke Luko­wicz at site of Silke Wag­ner, »Glü­ck­auf. Berg­a­r­bei­ter­pro­teste Ruhr­ge­biet«
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Ple­ase make a firm reser­va­tion at info@em­scher­kunst­weg.de. Based on cur­rent regu­la­ti­ons for con­tai­ning the Covid-19 pan­de­mic the num­ber of par­ti­ci­pants is restric­ted to 12 peo­ple. In gene­ral, ple­ase also adhere to the rules for hygi­ene and phy­si­cal distan­cing. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the tour and the con­di­ti­ons for par­ti­ci­pa­tion will be sent via email together with con­fir­ma­tion of your boo­king. Respon­si­ble for orga­ni­sing the tours is the Emscher­ge­nos­sen­schaft.
Vocken­hof 1
Herne
Radtour
(Bicycle Tour) III
2—5PM


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FULLY BOOKED
Gel­sen­kir­chen
bis Bott­rop
Radtour
(Bicycle Tour) IV
2—5PM


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We got to works by: Apo­lo­nija Šušteršič, Tobias Reh­ber­ger, Inges Idee, Mischa Kuball / Lawrence Wei­ner, Piet Oudolf / Gross.Max, Andreas Strauss
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Ple­ase make a firm reser­va­tion at info@em­scher­kunst­weg.de. Based on cur­rent regu­la­ti­ons for con­tai­ning the Covid-19 pan­de­mic the num­ber of par­ti­ci­pants is restric­ted to 12 peo­ple. In gene­ral, ple­ase also adhere to the rules for hygi­ene and phy­si­cal distan­cing. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the tour and the con­di­ti­ons for par­ti­ci­pa­tion will be sent via email together with con­fir­ma­tion of your boo­king. Respon­si­ble for orga­ni­sing the tours is the Emscher­ge­nos­sen­schaft.
Ober­hau­sen-Hol­ten
bis Bott­rop
VOR ORT
(AT SITE):
PERFOR​MANCE +
ARTIST TALK
17H


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Per­for­mance by Nicola Gör­des und Stella Ros­sié at ate­lier le balto's »Kunst­pause (Art Break)« with artist talk
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Ple­ase make a firm reser­va­tion at info@em­scher­kunst­weg.de. Based on cur­rent regu­la­ti­ons for con­tai­ning the Covid-19 pan­de­mic the num­ber of par­ti­ci­pants is restric­ted to 12 peo­ple. In gene­ral, ple­ase also adhere to the rules for hygi­ene and phy­si­cal distan­cing. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the tour and the con­di­ti­ons for par­ti­ci­pa­tion will be sent via email together with con­fir­ma­tion of your boo­king. Respon­si­ble for orga­ni­sing the tours is the Emscher­ge­nos­sen­schaft.
Huck­ar­der Straße 197 / unter der
Mal­lin­ck­rodt­straße
Dort­mund
Radtour
(Bicycle Tour) I
2—5PM


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FULLY BOOKED
Hol­zwi­ckede bis
Dort­mund-Huck­arde
Radtour
(Bicycle Tour) II
2—5PM


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We go to works by: Mas­simo Bar­to­lini, Tada­shi Kawa­mata, Bogo­mir Ecker, Silke Wag­ner
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Ple­ase make a firm reser­va­tion at info@em­scher­kunst­weg.de. Based on cur­rent regu­la­ti­ons for con­tai­ning the Covid-19 pan­de­mic the num­ber of par­ti­ci­pants is restric­ted to 12 peo­ple. In gene­ral, ple­ase also adhere to the rules for hygi­ene and phy­si­cal distan­cing. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the tour and the con­di­ti­ons for par­ti­ci­pa­tion will be sent via email together with con­fir­ma­tion of your boo­king. Respon­si­ble for orga­ni­sing the tours is the Emscher­ge­nos­sen­schaft.
Dort­mund-Men­gede
bis Herne
Radtour
(Bicycle Tour) IV
2—5PM


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FULLY BOOKED
Ober­hau­sen-Hol­ten
bis Bott­rop
Radtour
(Bicycle Tour) III
2—5PM


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We go to works by: Olaf Nico­lai / Dou­glas Gor­den & Mog­wai, Rita McBride, Mischa Kuball / Lawrence Wei­ner, Piet Oudolf / Gross.Max, Andreas Strauss
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Ple­ase make a firm reser­va­tion at info@em­scher­kunst­weg.de. Based on cur­rent regu­la­ti­ons for con­tai­ning the Covid-19 pan­de­mic the num­ber of par­ti­ci­pants is restric­ted to 12 peo­ple. In gene­ral, ple­ase also adhere to the rules for hygi­ene and phy­si­cal distan­cing. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the tour and the con­di­ti­ons for par­ti­ci­pa­tion will be sent via email together with con­fir­ma­tion of your boo­king. Respon­si­ble for orga­ni­sing the tours is the Emscher­ge­nos­sen­schaft.
Gel­sen­kir­chen
bis Bott­rop
Radtour
(Bicycle Tour) IV
2—5PM


Details


We go to works by: Apo­lo­nija Šušteršič, Tobias Reh­ber­ger, Inges Idee, Mischa Kuball / Lawrence Wei­ner, Piet Oudolf / Gross.Max, Andreas Strauss
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Ple­ase make a firm reser­va­tion at info@em­scher­kunst­weg.de. Based on cur­rent regu­la­ti­ons for con­tai­ning the Covid-19 pan­de­mic the num­ber of par­ti­ci­pants is restric­ted to 12 peo­ple. In gene­ral, ple­ase also adhere to the rules for hygi­ene and phy­si­cal distan­cing. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the tour and the con­di­ti­ons for par­ti­ci­pa­tion will be sent via email together with con­fir­ma­tion of your boo­king. Respon­si­ble for orga­ni­sing the tours is the Emscher­ge­nos­sen­schaft.
Ober­hau­sen-Hol­ten
bis Bott­rop
Radtour
(Bicycle Tour) II
2—5PM


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FULLY BOOKED
Dort­mund-Men­gede
bis Herne
Radtour
(Bicycle Tour) I
2—5PM


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FULLY BOOKED
Hol­zwi­ckede bis
Dort­mund-Huck­arde
Radtour
(Bicycle Tour) III
2—5PM


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We go to works by: Olaf Nicola / Dou­glas Gor­den & Mog­wai, Rita McBride, Ber­ne­Park
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Ple­ase make a firm reser­va­tion at info@em­scher­kunst­weg.de. Based on cur­rent regu­la­ti­ons for con­tai­ning the Covid-19 pan­de­mic the num­ber of par­ti­ci­pants is restric­ted to 12 peo­ple. In gene­ral, ple­ase also adhere to the rules for hygi­ene and phy­si­cal distan­cing. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the tour and the con­di­ti­ons for par­ti­ci­pa­tion will be sent via email together with con­fir­ma­tion of your boo­king. Respon­si­ble for orga­ni­sing the tours is the Emscher­ge­nos­sen­schaft.
Gel­sen­kir­chen
bis Bott­rop Hbf
Radtour
(Bicycle Tour) IV
2—5PM


Details


We got to works by: Apo­lo­nija Šušteršič, Tobias Reh­ber­ger, Inges Idee, Mischa Kuball / Lawrence Wei­ner, Piet Oudolf / Gross.Max, Andreas Strauss
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Ple­ase make a firm reser­va­tion at info@em­scher­kunst­weg.de. Based on cur­rent regu­la­ti­ons for con­tai­ning the Covid-19 pan­de­mic the num­ber of par­ti­ci­pants is restric­ted to 12 peo­ple. In gene­ral, ple­ase also adhere to the rules for hygi­ene and phy­si­cal distan­cing. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the tour and the con­di­ti­ons for par­ti­ci­pa­tion will be sent via email together with con­fir­ma­tion of your boo­king. Respon­si­ble for orga­ni­sing the tours is the Emscher­ge­nos­sen­schaft.
Ober­hau­sen-Hol­ten
bis Bott­rop
Virtuell: FILMSCREENING
»FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF
PIET OUDOLF«
48 H


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Piet Oudolf has radi­cally rede­fi­ned what gar­dens can be: »For me, gar­den design isn’t just about plants, it is about emo­tion, atmo­s­phere, a sense of con­tem­pla­tion.« Filmm­a­ker Tom Pie­per sta­ges the crea­tive pro­ces­ses of the gar­den artist and shows his gar­dens in brea­tht­a­king images, from the first sket­ches, through phi­lo­so­phi­cal and aes­the­tic views, to eco­lo­gi­cal con­si­de­ra­ti­ons.

The docu­men­tary, »FIVE SEA­SONS: The Gar­dens of Piet Oudolf«, immer­ses view­ers in Oudol­f’s work and takes us inside his crea­tive pro­cess, from his beau­ti­fully abs­tract sket­ches, to the­o­ries on beauty, to the eco­lo­gi­cal impli­ca­ti­ons of his ideas.

»FIVE SEA­SONS: The Gar­dens of Piet Oudolf« docu­men­tary (US, 2017), 75 min, Ori­gi­nal ver­sion with ger­man sub­tit­les

www.five­se­a­sons­mo­vie.com
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After regis­te­ring at info@em­scher­kunst­weg.de you will receive a link to the film, which will be availa­ble for 48 hours after regis­tra­tion. The num­ber of par­ti­ci­pants for the vir­tual scree­ning is limi­ted to 50 peo­ple.

View­ers can watch the film after pro­vi­ding their name, email address, and crea­ting a pass­word which allows them to return to view the film any­time during the scree­ning win­dow. Once the film is acces­sed, the viewer has 48 hours to view the film.

The site also inclu­des an FAQ page which can be found here: https://shop.five­se­a­sons­mo­vie.com/faqs/
VOR ORT (AT SITE): »FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF
PIET OUDOLF«
18H


Details


Piet Oudolf has radi­cally rede­fi­ned what gar­dens can be: »For me, gar­den design isn’t just about plants, it is about emo­tion, atmo­s­phere, a sense of con­tem­pla­tion.« Filmm­a­ker Tom Pie­per sta­ges the crea­tive pro­ces­ses of the gar­den artist and shows his gar­dens in brea­tht­a­king images, from the first sket­ches, through phi­lo­so­phi­cal and aes­the­tic views, to eco­lo­gi­cal con­si­de­ra­ti­ons.

The docu­men­tary, »FIVE SEA­SONS: The Gar­dens of Piet Oudolf«, immer­ses view­ers in Oudol­f’s work and takes us inside his crea­tive pro­cess, from his beau­ti­fully abs­tract sket­ches, to the­o­ries on beauty, to the eco­lo­gi­cal impli­ca­ti­ons of his ideas.

Wel­come by Britta Peters, Arti­stic Direc­tor Urbane Künste Ruhr, intro­duc­tion by Mari­jke Luko­wicz, cura­tor for the Emscher­kunst­weg. The film scree­ning takes place in the pavi­lion of the Ber­ne­Park. Free entry.

»FIVE SEA­SONS: The Gar­dens of Piet Oudolf« docu­men­tary (US, 2017), 75 min, Ori­gi­nal ver­sion with ger­man sub­tit­les

www.five­se­a­sons­mo­vie.com
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Ple­ase make a firm reser­va­tion at info@em­scher­kunst­weg.de. Based on cur­rent regu­la­ti­ons for con­tai­ning the Covid-19 pan­de­mic the num­ber of par­ti­ci­pants is restric­ted to 20 peo­ple. In gene­ral, ple­ase also adhere to the rules for hygi­ene and phy­si­cal distan­cing. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the tour and the con­di­ti­ons for par­ti­ci­pa­tion will be sent via email together with con­fir­ma­tion of your boo­king. Respon­si­ble for orga­ni­sing the tours is the Emscher­ge­nos­sen­schaft.
Ebel­straße 25 a
46242 Bott­rop
Radtour
(Bicycle Tour) IV
2—5PM


Details


FULLY BOOKED
Ober­hau­sen-Hol­ten
bis Bott­rop
Radtour
(Bicycle Tour) III
2—5PM


Details


We go to works by: Olaf Nico­lai / Dou­glas Gor­den & Mog­wai, Rita McBride, Mischa Kuball / Lawrence Wei­ner, Piet Oudolf / Gross.Max, Andreas Strauss
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Ple­ase make a firm reser­va­tion at info@em­scher­kunst­weg.de. Based on cur­rent regu­la­ti­ons for con­tai­ning the Covid-19 pan­de­mic the num­ber of par­ti­ci­pants is restric­ted to 12 peo­ple. In gene­ral, ple­ase also adhere to the rules for hygi­ene and phy­si­cal distan­cing. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the tour and the con­di­ti­ons for par­ti­ci­pa­tion will be sent via email together with con­fir­ma­tion of your boo­king. Respon­si­ble for orga­ni­sing the tours is the Emscher­ge­nos­sen­schaft.
Gel­sen­kir­chen
bis Bott­rop Hbf
Radtour
(Bicycle Tour) II
POSTPONED


Details


Due to the corona pan­de­mic, we have to can­cel the tour.
Register

Ple­ase make a firm reser­va­tion at info@em­scher­kunst­weg.de. Based on cur­rent regu­la­ti­ons for con­tai­ning the Covid-19 pan­de­mic the num­ber of par­ti­ci­pants is restric­ted to 12 peo­ple. In gene­ral, ple­ase also adhere to the rules for hygi­ene and phy­si­cal distan­cing. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the tour and the con­di­ti­ons for par­ti­ci­pa­tion will be sent via email together with con­fir­ma­tion of your boo­king. Respon­si­ble for orga­ni­sing the tours is the Emscher­ge­nos­sen­schaft.
Dort­mund-Men­gede
bis Herne
10
THE INSECT SOCI­E­TIES (PART I), 2016
Hen­rik Håkans­son

Hen­rik Håkans­son cre­a­ted a vision for the eco­lo­gi­cal future in the Emscher Val­ley. His two cube-like buil­dings at the Emscher­quell­hof offer accom­mo­da­tion for wild bees and a mea­dow of flo­wers as nutri­tion.

 

Ope­ning times: The Emscher­quell­hof and the café are open on Satur­days and Sun­days from 12 mid­day till 6 pm.


ADRESS
Emscherquellhof
Quellenstraße 2
59439 Holzwickede

 

Local public transport

From Dortmund Hauptbahnhof (main station) take the U47 to Dortmund Aplerbeck, and from there the 438 bus (towards Holzwickede Landskrone). Descend at the stop Holzwickede Emscherquelle. Then on foot for about 1 km to the Emscherquellhof.

 

GPS
51.49089, 7.61298

17
SPI­RITS OF THE EMSCHER VAL­LEY (VOGEL­FRAU (BIRD­WO­MAN) AND TOTEM MIT ELS­TER (TOTEM WITH MAG­PIE)), 2016
Stu­dio Orta

For the resi­dents of the Emscher Val­ley Lucy and Jorge Orta jointly cre­a­ted the two sculp­tu­res stan­ding by the Phoe­nix Lake: »Vogel­frau (Bird­wo­man)« and »Totem mit Els­ter (Totem with Mag­pie)« con­vey the spi­rit and the his­tory of the pla­ces for which they were made.


ADRESS

Near Phoenix Lake
cycle track beyond the bridge above
Faßstrasse
44263 Dortmund

 

Local public transport
From Dortmund Hauptbahnhof (main station) take the U41 (towards Clarenberg) to the stop Willem-van-Vloten-Strassen, then continue on foot for about 300 m.

GPS
Vogelfrau 51.48885, 7.51229 / Totem 51.48885, 7.51229

25
VÖGEL (BIRDS), 2016
Samuel Treindl

The shop sign is not see­king to attract custo­mers nor pro­mo­ting mer­chan­dise. Nothing has been remo­ved, only scru­pu­lously amen­ded: through a dis­crete inter­ven­tion Samuel Treindl fil­led gaps and by play­ing with let­ters cre­a­ted a new mea­ning.


 

ADRESS
Rheinische Straße 131,
Dortmund

 

Local public transport

From Dortmund Hauptbahnhof (main station, S- and U-Bahn stations) take the 453 bus (towards Bergmeisterstrasse) to the stop Ritterstrasse/Unionstrasse, then continue on foot for about 700 m.

 

 

GPS
51.512733, 7.438809

27
ZUR KLEI­NEN WEILE
(FOR A SHORT SPELL), 2016
raumlabor

All that glit­ters is not gold. The sphe­ri­cal hol­low space inside the amor­phous, walk-through con­crete sculp­ture by the Ber­lin-based office for artists and archi­tects none­t­he­less offers a spe­cial acou­stic expe­ri­ence.


ADRESS
Huckarder Straße 260
44369 Dortmund

 

Local public transport

From Dortmund Hauptbahnhof (main station) take the U47 (towards DO-Westerfilde S- & U-Bahn) to the stop Insterburger Strasse, then continue on foot for about 450 m.

 

GPS
51.521569, 7.425760

32
BLACK CIRCLE SQUARE, 2016
Mas­simo Bar­to­lini

The white square basin has a stran­gely alien appea­rance in the midst of the swee­ping lands­cape. Lea­ning over its high sur­roun­ding edge one dis­co­vers a cir­cu­lar black pool of water at the basin’s cen­tre. This abs­tract work of art which makes refe­rence to Supre­ma­tism also ser­ves as a fire pool for the Hof Emscher­tal.


ADRESS

Flood retention basin of the Emschergenossenschaft in Dortmund-Mengede/Castrop-Rauxel-Ickern, Hof Emschertal
Rittersdorfer Strasse 170
44577 Castrop-Rauxel

 

Local public transport

From Castrop-Rauxel Hauptbahnhof (main station) take the 480 bus (towards Ickern Nord) to the stop Uferstrasse, then continue on foot for about 1.8 km. Alternatively, take the 482 bus (towards DO-Mengede Main station/S-Bahn) to the stop Friedrichstrasse, then continue on foot for about 1.3 km.

 

 

GPS
51.58635, 7.35559

28
KUNST­PAUSE
(ARTI­STIC BREAK), 2016
ate­lier le balto

The lands­cape archi­tec­ture office ate­lier le balto trans­for­med an over­grown hazel­nut grove close to a motor­way slip road in Dort­mund into an invi­ting place: tra­ver­sing woo­den walk­ways visi­tors reach the heart of the grove, a calm spot to lin­ger for a while.


ADRESS

Huckarder Strasse 197/beneath Mallinckrodtstrasse
44369 Dortmund

 

Local public transport

From Dortmund Hauptbahnhof (main station) take the U47 (towards DO-Westerfilde S- & U-Bahn) to the stop Insterburger Strasse, then continue on foot for about 450 m.

 

GPS
51.52325, 7.42461

 

GPS
51.52325, 7.42461

35
WALK­WAY AND TOWER, 2010
Tada­shi Kawa­mata

Tada­shi Kawa­mata built an obser­va­tion tower on rai­sed ground which is acces­si­ble via a woo­den walk­way. Zig­zag­ging upwards, the walk­way offers vary­ing per­spec­ti­ves across the coun­try­side. The pan­ora­mic view from the tower shows a lands­cape that is still chan­ging as a result of the Emscher rive­r’s con­ver­sion.


ADRESS

Access via Emschertalweg 62, rise at the Emscher-Weg

45665 Recklinghausen

 

Local public transport

From Recklinghausen Hauptbahnhof (main station) take the 233 bus (towards CAS Henrichenburg Mitte) to the stop Castrop-Rauxel Emschertalweg, then continue on foot for about 1.5 km.

 

 

GPS
51.5897, 7.28605

38
REEM­RENREH (KAUM GESANG / BARELY NO SIN­GING), 2010
Bogo­mir Ecker

In the middle of Her­ner Meer a three-part assem­bly of figu­res juts out of the water at the end of a jetty. Bogo­mir Ecker has sta­cked cylin­dri­cal hol­low bodies made of yel­low-coa­ted steel per­fo­ra­ted with holes that catch the wind. Twenty-three metres high, the tower is flan­ked by a smal­ler com­pa­n­ion made of cast alu­mi­nium and a street lamp 16 metres high.


ADRESS
Im Herner Meer/Herne Sea, jetty between the lock and the yacht harbour
near Gneisenaustrasse 204
44628 Herne

 

Local public transport

From Herne Hauptbahnhof (main station) take the 321 bus (towards Bochum Schwerinstrasse) to the stop Herne IGZ Friedrich der Grosse, then continue on foot for about 1.2 km.

 

GPS
51.5642, 7.25135

42
GLÜ­CK­AUF. BERG­A­R­BEI­TER­PRO­TESTE IM RUH­GE­BIET (GOOD LUCK. MINERS’ PRO­TESTS IN THE RUHR REGION), 2010
Silke Wag­ner

A dige­s­tion tank in the decom­mis­si­o­ned sewage tre­at­ment plant has been tur­ned into a monu­ment dedi­ca­ted to the his­tory of coal mining. On the outer shell Silke Wag­ner desi­g­ned a giant mural that shows major his­to­ri­cal sce­nes ran­ging from the first mass strike by miners in 1889 to the poli­ti­cal deci­sion to end state sub­si­dies to the coal indus­try in 2007.


Watch the docu­men­ta­tion of the event »On site« with Silke Wag­ner on July 12, 2020 YOUTUBE.


ADRESS
Digestion tank in the former sewage plant Herne
Vockenhof 1
44629 Herne

 

Local public transport

From Herne Hauptbahnhof (main station) take the SB20 bus (towards Recklinghausen Hauptbahnhof) to the stop Herne Kanalbrücke, then continue on foot for about 550 m.

 

GPS
51.55832, 7.20394

52
MONU­MENT FOR
A FOR­GOT­TEN FUTURE, 2010
Olaf Nico­lai | Dou­glas Gor­don & Mog­wai

A true-to-life repro­duc­tion of a moun­tain in the Jos­hua Tree Nati­o­nal Park sud­denly appea­red on the Wilde Insel (Wild Island) bet­ween the Emscher river and the Rhine-Herne Canal. Quiet music can be heard coming from the moun­tain, “Sym­phony from ano­ther world” com­po­sed by Mog­wai.


ADRESS
An den Schleusen 1—29
45881 Gelsenkirchen

 

The work is best reached by bicycle as part of the Insel-Tour.

 

GPS
51.530928, 7.052213

55
CAR­BON OBE­LISK, 2010
Rita McBride

Stan­ding at an unspec­ta­cu­lar cross­roads north of the Emscher river is an obe­lisk almost 14 metres high. Its black car­bon sur­face gle­ams in the sun. Made of car­bon fibre the objec­t’s mate­rial points to the future – the hi-tech sub­stance is extre­mely light and shock-resi­stant.


ADRESS
Altenessener Straße
(at Waldemey Strasse)
45329 Essen

 

Local public transport

From Essen Hauptbahnhof (main station) take the U11 (towards Gelsenkirchen Buerer Strasse) to the stop Arenbergstrasse, then continue on foot in the same direction for about 700 m.

 

GPS
51.515631, 7.011303

56
GESELL­SCHAFT DER AMA­TEUR-ORNI­THO­LO­GEN (SOCI­ETY OF AMA­TEUR ORNI­THO­LO­GISTS), 2010
Mark Dion

An old gas tank has been tur­ned into a study: refe­rence books, orni­tho­lo­gist arte­facts and an assort­ment of curi­o­si­ties encou­rage visi­tors to take up natu­ral stu­dies. Visi­tors can also use the teles­co­pes and the obser­va­tion plat­form on top of the tank to watch local bird­life.


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Kläranlage (sewage treatment plant) Bottrop
In der Welheimer Mark 190
46238 Bottrop

 

Local public transport

From Bottrop Hauptbahnhof (main station) take the taxi-bus line TB294 to the stop Emscher-Kläranlage, then continue on foot in the same direction for about 50 m.

 

GPS
51.518056, 6.982715

58
DAS­PARK­HO­TEL, 2010
Andreas Strauss

A hotel room inside a sewage pipe: on the grounds of the Ber­ne­Park das­park­ho­tel offers inex­pen­sive accom­mo­da­tion. Strauss first deve­lo­ped this “hos­pi­ta­lity device”, as he calls his hotel, in Aus­tria, before exten­ding the con­cept to the Ruhr region. The five “sleep pipes” can be boo­ked bet­ween April and Octo­ber.

 

→ DAS­PARK­HO­TEL.NET


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BernePark (Former sewage treatment plant Bottrop-Ebel)
Ebelstraße 25 a
46242 Bottrop

 

Local public transport

From Bottrop Hauptbahnhof (main station) take the 261 bus (towards BOT Bergbaustrasse) or the SB16 (towards Essen Hauptbahnhof) to the stop Bottrop-Ebel, then continue on foot in the same direction for about 450 m.

 

GPS
51.505166, 6.944046

59
THE­A­TER DER PFLAN­ZEN (THE­A­TRE
OF PLANTS), 2010
Piet Oudolf | Gross.Max

One of the two for­mer cla­rify­ing tanks has been tur­ned into a „the­a­tre of plants“.With arran­ge­ments of over 21,000 shrubs and flo­wers, inters­per­sed with ben­ches, the cir­cu­lar gar­den inside the tank is an invi­ta­tion to stroll and while away time. The second cla­rify­ing tank is fil­led with water: at its cen­tre is a woo­den plat­form that can be rea­ched by bridge. A sewage tre­at­ment plant as a lei­sure spot!


ADRESS
BernePark (Former sewage treatment plant Bottrop-Ebel)
Ebelstraße 25 a
46242 Bottrop

 

Local public transport

From Bottrop Hauptbahnhof (main station) take the 261 bus (towards BOT Bergbaustrasse) to the stop BOT Bergbaustrasse, or the SB16 (towards Essen Hauptbahnhof) to the stop Bottrop-Ebel, then continue on foot for about 450 m.

 

GPS
51.505166, 6.944046

60
CATCH AS CATCH CAN, 2010
Mischa Kuball | Lawrence Wei­ner

A revol­ving circle of gla­ring light edges each of the two cla­rify­ing tanks when the day turns to dusk. Moun­ted on the roof of a for­mer main­te­nance hut is a kind of publi­city panel proclai­ming CATCH AS CATCH CAN. The illu­mi­na­ted let­te­ring spi­ri­tedly echoes the cir­cu­lar move­ment of the light as a com­men­tary on the whole site.

 

The light instal­la­tion is currently not in ope­ra­tion.


ADRESSE
BernePark (Former sewage treatment plant Bottrop-Ebel)
Ebelstraße 25 a
46242 Bottrop

 

Local public transport

From Bottrop Hauptbahnhof (main station) take the 261 bus (towards BOT Bergbaustrasse) to the stop BOT Bergbaustrasse, or the SB16 (towards Essen Hauptbahnhof) to the stop Bottrop-Ebel, then continue on foot for about 450 m.

 

GPS
51.505166, 6.944046

65
(SOR­CE­RER’S APP­REN­TICE), 2013/2019
Inges Idee

Who’s that dan­cing out of line? Though based on the form of a typi­cal elec­tri­city pylon, this 35-metre high, cur­ving steel sculp­ture made by the Ber­lin artists’ col­lec­tive Inges Idee (Inge’s Idea) is remi­niscent more of the spi­rit in Goe­the’s poem “Der Zau­ber­lehr­ling” sum­mo­ned by the sor­ce­rer’s diso­be­dient app­ren­tice.


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Ripshorster Straße 306
46117 Oberhausen

 

Local public transport

From Oberhausen Hauptbahnhof (main station) take the 957 bus (towards Oberhausen Kiebitzstrasse) to the stop Oberhausen Haus Ripshorst, then continue on foot for about 260 m.

 

GPS
51.493966, 6.895775

67
SLINKY SPRINGS
TO FAME, 2010
Tobias Reh­ber­ger

With 496 alu­mi­nium coils, the bridge spi­rals loo­sely across the Rhine-Herne Canal in Ober­hau­sen. Not only child­ren are sti­mu­la­ted by the chan­ging colour fields of the bridge’s floor to hop over to the other side – where the Kai­ser­gar­ten park lies in store!


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Konrad-Adenauer-Allee 46
46049 Oberhausen

 

Local public transport

From Oberhausen Hauptbahnhof (main station) take either the 956 or the 957 bus (towards Oberhausen Goerdelerstrasse), or the 966 bus (towards Oberhausen Neumarkt), to the stop Schloss Oberhausen, then continue on foot for about 100 m.

 

GPS
51.493131, 6.858362

75
PLAY_LAND, 2013
Apo­lo­nija Šušteršič

With a team made up of wbp Land­schafts­a­r­chi­tek­ten, Banz + Riecks Archi­tek­ten and Elger Blitz (Carve, Ams­ter­dam), and the col­la­bo­ra­tive par­ti­ci­pa­tion of local resi­dents, Apo­lo­nija Šušteršič desi­g­ned the new buil­ding and an out­door play­ground. A youth club has become PLAY_LAND.


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Flugstraße / corner of Bahnstraße
46147 Oberhausen

 

Local public transport

From Oberhausen Holten station take the 907 bus (towards Duisburg Godesberger Strasse), the 954 bus (towards OB Sterkrade Bahnhof) or the SB90 (towards OB Holten Markt), to the stop Oberhausen Lützowstrasse, then continue on foot – counter to the direction of travel – for about 300 m.

 

GPS
51.527267, 6.793051