Thorsten GOLDBERG, Cumulus (2010). Berlin (Germany)

Thorsten GOLDBERG, Cumulus (2010). Berlin (Germany)
A stylized cumulus cloud is set rotatable on the very tip of a traversable mast with arm in the newly build garden of The Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV), Wilhelmstrasse (Berlin).

The gardens of the ministry are enclosed by the restored impressive historic buildings of the early 20th century on Wilhelmstrasse, the newly build extension and an adjacant schoolyard.
The landscape gardening is based on aerial photographs of utilized agricultural area. They form a modell-landscape of alternating fields, that is used as a show-garden for employees and sometimes as a location for events.
Picking up the artificiality of the space, the comic-like cloud is pasted - like in a collage - in the airspace over the synthetic landscape, thus completing the scene.
It is brilliant white, made of glass-fibre reinforced plastic (GRP). The size of the cumulus is ca. 3,5 x 2,5 x 2,5 meter. The chrome surfaced mast with its arm reflects the surroundung architecture and gardens. It is slewable by wind and via a steel handle by hand ca. 200° around the corner of the building. The lenght of the arm is ca. 6 meter, the overall height is ca. 15 meter.