Vortrag Lissabon Englisch
dear members and guests,
at first I want to thank the President of the Academie, Prof. Pininski -without him, I should not be here.
It was a great chance to meet him in Münster, not even three weeks ago.
I was introduced by his former student Mr.Milkowski, whom I also want to thank. It was a great pleasure when we, my friends and me, met in his office and - although we met the first time - we instantly seemed to be on a similar wavelength.
During the meeting there was a plesant atmosphere.
My name is IGADiM, which means : Ich Glaube An Die Menschen. ( I believe in people ). With this name I sign since 1987.
The sculpture I am going to present I have developed in the year 1993. One year later I had an exibition in Buenos Aires in the " Museo de Arte Moderno ", where the project was presented for the first time.
The title is : " KUNSTWERK ERDE - WORK OF ART EARTH -
Der Blaue Vulkan - The Blue Volcano ".
The sculpture is especially created to be build on an island.
Actually the first idea was to build it on Lanzarotte. At first the project was a great success.
Apart from many helpers I was even able to convince the president of Lanzarotte, who also gave me a lot of support for the first years. There was a great echo from press and television. This project was even celebrated as " the most creative vision for the millennium".
Anyway, I am now convinced that the perfect place for the sculpture will be an island in the Aegean Sea.
There are already contacts and we believe that in nearer time the project will be realized in the country of Greece.
Far more than Lanzarotte the Greek islands are not only well known for their bright light but they also stand for the origin of the European history of thought.
A " special light " is certainly the spiritual expression of the sculpture. The community of different people, which is symbolized by the 144 stones, is as important as the individual inside the golden crater itself. -
A SCULPTURE – OPEN TO HEAVEN AND EARTH -
OUT OF ITS CENTRE – THERE THE INDIVIDUAL STANDS -
SURROUNDED BY A SPECIAL LIGHT
WORK OF ART EARTH
A world project to be realized on an island in the Aegean Sea
THE BLUE VOLCANO
is a work of art that will be realized on a Greek Island in the Aegaean Sea. The volcano-building has an outside diameter of 42 metres and rises up to a height of 10 metres. During the opening ceremony a golden ring made of 7 elements will be placed on 12 “upholders” on top of the sculpture.
The inside can be used for exhibitions/ performances and documentations concerning the project.
The sculpture is made of concrete. Inside and outside coloured in dark blue.
THE GOLDEN CRATER
is the centre of the volcano. It can be entered through 4 narrow entries. The ground of the crater is 5 metres in diameter, the total opening to heaven12 metres. The crater itself is 10 metres high. The inside is covered in gold leaf.
You will find the “planning hut” and the room “F. 18”
THE RED CIRCLE
is made of 144 “Stones”, each 1,3 metres long, 0,6 metres wide and1 metre high. The red circle is 72 metres in diameter and can be entered from north, south, east and west. The “Stones” are made of concrete, coloured in dark red. Each block has a weight of almost 2 tons.
THE 144 STONES
will be transported from the different places of the world to a Greek Island.
The date of production, the country and the place of origin will be engraved.
I consider this project “THE BLUE VOLCANO” in relation to my former sculptures and performances. An important clue is the subterranean sculpture “Luminata Alterna”, in which I lived for several days and nights, totally isolated from the outer world (1991).
In the same year, me, IGADiM, Eduardo Sanguinetti (Buenos Aires) and the German captain Peter Kröplin with his international crew on the Atlantic realized the performance “Open blue line, two flames and a golden sign”.
THREE STONE PLINTHS
made of white marble will remind of these performances.
“One cannot build a new world otherwise than – basically -
a new spiritual striking will come into the whole civilized world…
The present age must add the other, the spiritual sources of knowledge.”
" Was sich aus der Kunst heraus sagen läßt :
In uns Menschen ist hoch gesetzt ! "