Vollmond [Full Moon]
Object of stainless steel and frosted glass
Height (mast) 14 m, diameter (glass sphere) 2.5 m
Meadows on the northwestern shore of Aasee lake below Annette-Allee.
Temporary installation in June 1997 during Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997
* 1948 in Bad Oldesloe, Germany
lives and works in Berlin, Germany
For her project Vollmond Isa Genzken created an object on the shore of Aasee lake consisting of a stainless steel mast topped by a sphere of frosted glass that shone day and night. With no other form of illumination in the vicinity, from close the object resembled a street lamp.1 Of this artificially formed celestial body so frequently cited in myths and poetic accounts Genzken says it “appears as a mediator to the natural moon between earth and the sun. And once a month we have the pleasure of seeing two full moons at the same time.”2
1 Isa Genzken, “Vollmond”, in: Klaus Bußmann, Kasper König and Florian Matzner (eds.), Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997, exhib. cat. Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Ostfildern-Ruit, 1997, p. 159.
- Still existing / Public Collection
- In the museum