Engelberg Tower, Leonberg
Jeongmoon Choi: »Lines up. Lighthouse«
Three-dimensional patterns of thin, glowing blue lines criss-cross the former water tower on Leonberg's Engelberg. South Korean artist Jeongmoon Choi lights up the darkness with a complex, geometric mesh of UV-reflective threads that create a certain sense of confusion – as the threads reflect the light, the space seems to vibrate. The artist is fascinated by the tensions created by the fragility of thread structures and the solidity of the walls that float in the darkness of the surrounding space. Her installations unsettle her audience by using analogue technologies that appear to be virtual.
Born in 1966 in Seoul, South Korea, the artist Jeongmoon Choi originally studied painting. This is reflected in her thread structures, which are bathed in UV-light and created individually for specific spaces. As the space recedes into darkness, it becomes her three-dimensional work surface. Her installations give the impression of being virtual, sparking contemplation about analogue and digital »positions«, structures, movements and perspectives in space. Jeongmoon Choi studied at Sungshin University in Seoul and at the Kassel College of Fine Arts. She lives and works in Berlin and Seoul and her work has been exhibited in many countries around the world.
The name »Engelberg« goes back to the 16th century, when it was known as »Endberg«, or »end mountain«. This is the mountain at the end of the range that stretches from Stuttgart to the north west, reaching a height of 480 metres. At 34.7 metres high, the Engelberg tower was originally built as a water tower, but it is now a popular attraction and a major landmark of Leonberg. Visitors climb 123 steps to reach the viewing platform on the fifth floor, from where they can enjoy an incredible view.
Engelberg 4 (access via Stuttgarter Straße)
May to October
Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Groups can obtain the key outside of regular opening times at Stadtmarketing office Leonberg, Bahnhofstraße 57