Bliesgau - Messages of a landscape
Landscape - rethink
The system [biosphere] Earth has a fascinating diversity of life, which is reflected in the most diverse habitats on this planet.
The diverse habitats form the whole and the multiple dimensions of the individual landscapes are analyzed primarily in terms of natural science in order to preserve the precious habitats for the future. Much is at stake: the foundations of life on the planet, humanity included. When will the times turn? An often unnoticed aspect is to trace the multilayered order of a specific landscape with artistic methods in order to make its unmistakable essences perceptible with all senses, because they have a demonstrable effect on the [well-]being of all resident living beings.
Such an expansion of awareness inspires regional identity and the motivation to develop sustainable ways of living in everyday life beyond pure efficiency. This goes to the heart of the mission of the UNESCO BIOSPHARES (habitats) RESERVATE (preserve), to which the Bliesgau also belongs.
To distill special aspects of the landscape of the Bliesgau by means of the language of art in order to make them available as "messages" in the nature-
Peter Michael Lupp
Cultural Officer Regional Association Saarbrücken
BliesgaureflexionenBernd Janes, Dipl. Building Biologist/Ecologist, Dipl.-Ing. Architecture
The shell limestone loam soil, which is cream-colored in many nuances, forms the fundamental element of the Bliesgau. Since the settlement of this region, it has determined the diverse nature and cultural development of the people. It is a matter that is basically very close to man. In the art object Bliesgaureflexionen we can discover the spirit of the times - as a resource, as a stylistic device, as matter which, once built up, exposes us at eye level so that we recognize - because every recognition is a recognition.
BLIESGAU STOOLRudolf Schwarz, ArtShepherd
Ambassador of a region
The Bliesgau stool naturally offers a place to sit. Ideally in a place of choice in the Bliesgau in the midst of a natural landscape that has been shaped by human hands over thousands of years. The perception of a landscape is paramount for the Bliesgau Stool, because it figuratively dematerializes the work as seating furniture. From this perspective, people are invited to take a seat and participate in the artwork and its concept. The Bliesgau Stool is made of seven different types of wood, which come from meadow orchards or FSC-certified forest trees from the Bliesgau. The trunks of the trees are cut open and air-dried to a residual moisture content of about 15% without any energy input. The production is carried out by young people in need of support in the Christian youth village Homburg-Schwarzenbach. The purchase is inevitably connected with a requirement: The buyer must plant a high trunk fruit tree in the Bliesgau immediately before the purchase (loosely based on Josef Beuys, 7th Documenta 1982-1987).
In order to connect the concept of the Bliesgauhocker with topics and fields of action of this model region, Rudolf Schwarz has dealt with the symbol or the methodology of the "Mobile - UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Bliesgau":