The installation Horu by Hamburg artist Jan Köchermann will transform the Hansaplatz into an alpine landscape for a seven-week period. As of 1 August till 20 September 2020, the eight-metre-high silhouette of a mountain peak will be reflected in the water basin in front of the Hansabibliothek and illuminated at night by a street lamp. Since September 2019, a small souvenir shop has awaited visitors to this landmark, which is composed of a craggy peak, a walk-in cave and a mountain lake, with walking-stick medallions, postcards and newspapers.
With this playful installation on the otherwise all too orderly outdoor space of Hansaplatz, Jan Köchermann challenges viewers' visual expectations and questions ideas of what is considered "normal" in public space.
Meeting point: in front of Hansabibliothek, Altonaer Str. 15, 10557 Berlin
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