Name Artist: Frank Schulte, Köln
Title: “Der Mittler”, 2009
In the evenings, a light and sound installation transforms the umpires' tower for canoeing on Lippstadt's White water route into a fantastic being. A system of loudspeakers and light sources on the structure and on the ground beneath shifts the tower into a breathing, sleeping state with quiet sounds and dull blue lights. On each full hour, the tower-being is awakened to activity and sends out a series of acoustic and visual signals. The architectonic components become limbs, head and body, and the being made of concrete, glass, light and sound seems to be trying to tell us something.