Town hall Tower and Town Library in K
Antonia Christl: »Labelboss«
With her work "Labelboss" – specially created for Kornwestheim – artist Antonia Christl is playing with words and their impact. She is working on two levels. From the cultural and convention centre Das K, she uses gobos (transparent templates) and moving spotlights to project messages onto the wall of the town hall tower. Words appear and disappear, changing their meaning depending on context. At a second level, Christl is inviting visitors to be proactive and create their own logo or label as a template.
Antonia Christl was born in Erlangen in 1990. She is studying Fine Arts at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. She completed her foundation course with Prof. Rolf Bier from 2013 to 2014, and is now carrying out more specialist studies under Prof. Birgit Brenner. In 2016 she was awarded a scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. The starting point for her artistic works is the observation of social structures. She is interested in social power structures, how to handle deviations from the norm and the processes of inclusion and exclusion. Christl uses text, layout, installation, action, media, drawing and painting to form the cornerstones of an experiential agglomeration of themes that she wishes to address.
The K, the new cultural and congress centre in Kornwestheim, is a modern, multipurpose building that holds the town library, an auditorium and several attractive, multifunctional rooms. It is situated opposite today's town hall, which was opened in 1935 and expanded twice between then and 1994. The town hall tower is directly opposite the K. Built in 1933-1935, it is the town's main landmark. It is not only the town hall tower, but also acts as a water tower and clock tower.
Stuttgarter Straße 65 (Das K) / Jakob-Sigle-Platz 1 (town hall)
Exterior open to visitors at all times
Tuesday to Friday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm