Stephan von Huene | The New Lore Ley I
The complete work of Stephan von Huene: kinetic and sound sculptures, sculptures, assemblages, drawings
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The New Lore Ley I

The New Lore Ley I
The New Lore Ley I

photos: Estate Stephan von Huene, ZKM, Karlsruhe

The New Lore Ley I

The New Lore Ley I

Die Neue Lore Ley I

1990

Model for a sculpture on the terrace of the Museum Ludwig,
colored metal, mechanics

In 1986, Stephan von Huene was invited to prepare a proposal for a sculpture for the terrace of the new Museum Ludwig in Cologne. He chose the motif of the Lorelei, whose home is located at the Rhine River, and was made world-famous by Heinrich Heine. Here, the double seduction of the combing of the hair and the bewitching song was intended to lure potential museum visitors into the building. A full-sized model, set up on the museum terrace, was greeted with emphatic and unanimous acclaim.

But when it came to the work’s realization, the responsible parties vanished, just like the fishermen in Heinrich Heine’s Lorelei ballad. The sculpture was never realized. Produced in 1997 were 10 computer drawings (D/C 1998-1–10), as well as the kinetic model on an iron base, today owned by the Stiftung Brandenburger Tor in the Max Liebermann Haus in Berlin.

Hamburger Kunsthalle 2003,

Jan-Peter Gehrckens (© NDR 2003)

2:47 min

Das Video enthält eine Passage, in der Stephan von Hueneden Entwurf der geplanten Großskulptur vorstellt.

(Peter Fuhrmann, © WDR 95)

The New Lore Ley score, D/C 1990-10
The New Lore Ley score, D/C 1990-10