Path alongside the city wall to the Schlossberg plateau, Herrenberg
Katharina Heubner, Martina Kändler und Susan Helen Miller: »Vertex«
Calculations of human perception have shown that if the human eye were a digital camera, it would have a resolution of 576 megapixels. Artists Katharina Heubner, Martina Kändler and Susan Helen Miller have used this figure as a basis for their installation "Vertex". They have taken the lights of Herrenberg as seen from its historic city wall and turned them into an installation involving 576 analogue pixels. Luminous cobblestones have been set into the path that leads up to the castle ruins. The sun's rays charge the stones during the day so that they glow when darkness falls. The layout of the stones mirrors the lights of the town below.
Artists Katharina Heubner, Martina Kändler and Susan Helen Miller are regular collaborators. Their first joint project was the laser installation "Rampe" (2012), which divided a hall using a wall of lasers. They also worked together on "in between spaces" as part of the 2013 Nuremberg Blue Night, creating a space delimited by light and mist. Heubner and Miller have worked together on a number of light and sound installations, most recently "bis ins kleinste Detail" (2015). Katharina Heubner is fascinated by non-spaces and examines the interface between private and public space. Susan Helen Miller produces installations that combine a wide range of media to examine ideas of space and perception. Martina Kändler works with kinetic light objects and photography with a focus on light and space.
Outside Herrenberg's city walls, which were erected when the town was founded around 1200, a cobbled, stepped path zigs-zags its way up alongside the fortifications to the Schlossberg. A sculpture trail also runs up onto the Schlossberg from the old town. 25 sculptures by contemporary artists commemorate the painter Jerg Ratgeb, who was elected chancellor during the German Peasants' War, and visitors can also follow a special trail around Herrenberg with 23 stops to learn about the history of its half-timbered buildings.
Am Burgrain up to Schlossberg
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