From the impulses of the prologue developed the concept of weaving contemporary artistic positions into annual cycles - per annum.
The substantive basis of these contemporary engagements with the place is the view evident in the documentary Book of Hours of reading the place as an assembly of quotations. The subliminal, mostly submerged quotations are encoded in the changing history of the place. Comparable to archaeology, however, they can be uncovered and interpreted in relation to the present in a mindful artistic engagement (see Aspects).
At the summer solstice in June, a festival with St. John's fire is celebrated on the historical part of the Wintringer farm, according to an old custom. Within the framework of the festival, positions of the respective artistic debate are presented and reflected through short lectures, readings and music.
per annum MMVIII
Saint for Today
per annum MMIX
Stations of life
per annum MMX
The Limits to Growth
per annum MMXI
Every day of continued exponential growth pushes the world system closer to the limits of growth. By choosing to do nothing, one is in fact choosing to increase the dangers of collapse.
Dennis L. Meadows
The Limits to Growth, 1972
A new role - preserving habitat
The specific cultural landscape in which the Wintringer farm is embedded today was designated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2009 and has also belonged to the Eurodistrict SaarMoselle since 2010. Due to the challenges that arise when seriously considering the topics and fields of action also for our living space, the programmatic orientation - the guiding principle - has expanded at the cultural site Wintringer Chapel.
Since the summer solstice in June 2011, the renowned Munich sculptor Hermann Bigelmayr has been presenting his work "The Limits to Growth" on site.
For some time now, the main impulses for his artistic work have been the reports of the "Club of Rome" on the state of humanity, which have been published since 1969 and repeatedly updated over a period of 30 years (most recently in May 2012). They bear the title "The Limits to Growth".
The work was created specifically for this place. It reflects its new role: in the mirror of artistic reflections, to become "model workshop", place of thought and learning, to find solutions in creative processes and feed into the regional and global search movement (see Aspects).
per annum MMXII
The installation "The Limits to Growth" is a work in process, which is completed and deepened step by step on the part of the artist in several annual cycles, accompanied by a public discourse. In 2012 Hermann Bigelmayr expands his installation under the title "Seeds".
In terms of content, it enters into dialogue with a significant short formula of sustainability thought by J. W. von Goethe (1795): "...baked bread is tasty and satisfying - for one day; but flour cannot be sown, and the seeds should not be ground."
Hermann Bigelmayr's work will be accompanied by a theme-specific public discourse on site, in which experts and artists will present their positions for discussion.
The cultural site Wintringer Chapel thus responds for the first time to the question of how to preserve living spaces, design them aesthetically, and use their impulses to address the key question of sustainability: What do we really need?
September 25, 2011
On the 7th day there was silence. Finally
March 18, 2012
Courage to do less, fullness of being - explorations on sustainability
June 23 2012
... and the seeds should not be ground
In the Balance
per annum MMXIII
per annum MMXIV
Il fait froid
per annum MMXV
The Cross in Nothingness
per annum MMXVI
Katharina Bihler, Stefan Scheib
per annum MMXVII
Frank Schneider, Peter Michael Lupp
After or before [me] the flood
per annum MMXVIII
Martin Steinert, François Schwamborn
Man salvation or thorn of creation
per annum MMXIX
WINDOWS meanwhile the worlds
per annum MMXX
Transformation – World Circle Earth
per annum MMXXI
per annum MMXXII