PILLARS OF FACADE Phase 2 Sculpting with brick and concrete pillars
The Pfaelzer Hof is inviting proposals from artists, or a small team of artists, who are able to carve, sculpt and/or construct in brick and concrete.
During the renovation of the Pfaelzer Hof in 2010 it was discovered that our historic brick building’s facade was unstable. It was rescued from demolition by temporarily propping it up with tree stems and then permanently underpinning it with massive steel girders.
We are seeking a sculptor or sculptors who will now be inspired by and work with the round drill cores of brick and mortar and create new sculptures.
We are looking for proposals to create sculptures that can be installed in the Pfaelzer Hof’s public forecourt in front of the facade and give shape and meaning to this part-public / part-private area. The sculptures will be sited close to where the cores were extracted and will serve as a permanent reminder to the underpinning.
One of our ideas is for sculptors to play with designs and proportions of pillars in classical architecture. Classical Greek, Roman and neo-classical pillars could serve as a basis for the carving and the placement of the cores transforming them into “archeological”, architectural artefacts. Whilst this is an idea that appeals to us, we are inviting also any alternative, practicable proposals.
The residency includes occupancy of artists’ flat and an outdoor, public workplace (for the cutting of the brick); adjacent indoor studio / gallery; curator’s support; inauguration of the finished work; regional press and publicity.
Deadline for submissions of proposals 21 November 2019. Successful applicants will be informed by 15 December 2019.