Ausdehnungen / Expansions
In this multi-part sculpture, Ansgar Nierhoff tests out how a given mass expands into drastically different dimensions. As always, he uses steel as his preferred material to form basic geometric shapes. The three equally large quantities of steel are transformed in different ways: there is a square rod, a forged sphere, and a rolled flat surface that is divided into square plates.
Rod, sphere, and surface represent the possible Expansions of the material in the space. The way they are arranged and situated in the space also experiments with the dimensions of these expansions. The rod is positioned vertically, so that it points into the sky. The sphere rests on the ground and demonstrates the greatest possible concentration of its mass. The steel plates are arranged on the ground so that they form a large triangle, with the tip pointing between the rod and the ball.
In their positioning, the elements also make reference to the architecture of the Agentur für Arbeit der Stadt Wesel / Wesel Employment Agency. The rod and sphere flank the entry area, while the triangle made of steel plates points into the building like a large flat arrow.
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Wesel, Agentur für Arbeit, Reeser Landstraße 61