– For two years the building illumination “Fürth Highlights” had to take a break due to the pandemic, on Saturday it celebrates its new edition – this time with a special topic: the prevented incorporation of Fürth in Nuremberg 100 years ago.
Artists selected in a competition take up this anniversary in their own unique way. On Saturday 12 November from 5 to 10 p.m. at twelve locations in the city centre, they will make visible in their works what connects and separates the two neighboring towns.
Tobias Robens chose the facade of the district court for his audiovisual performance. Different views of the cityscape can be seen, which are controlled and manipulated in real time via experimental stereophonic sound structures.
“Odd sisters – a futuristic escape over Fürth and Nuremberg” is what Clemens Rudolph calls his work at Fürther Freiheit. It is a side-by-side montage of two computer-animated 3D flights – one over Fürth, the other over Nuremberg – which again and again blurs the lines between the two cities.
Johannes Kriesche uses the Adenaueranlage with his installation “Freiheit Atmen”. A light in a Plexiglas window changes its colors rhythmically. A closer look reveals two lungs that slowly light up and allow associations – like those in Fürth and Nuremberg, which are separate and yet connected.
Hermann J. Kassel takes up the special relationship between the cloverleaf city and Noris in his work entitled “Fürth 2022” in Hallstrasse. Green and red gloves demonstrate how to shake hands, but also how to shake hands – symbolic of approaching and rejecting neighboring towns.
“1 and 1, that makes 2” is what Brigitt Hadlich calls her animation at Schwabacher Strasse 32, which is divided into three scenes. The conceptual artist plays with recurring elements such as the clover leaf, the colors white, green and red and dates.
Under the title “Ortsgeschichten” (“Local stories”), Oliver Boberg uses works from his “Wort-Orte” series in three areas on the facade of the Ludwig-Erhard-Zentrum. He always presents exactly one expression on white formats, “WordOrte” which appears constantly changes to new combinations, the inner images keep telling new stories.
The town hall tower is there
In the colored light projection “Connecting and separating” by Gisela Meyer-Hahn on the town hall tower, light and colors, intensities and rhythms, contrasts and overlays form the idiom. The aim is to explore the viability of both cities side by side in an abstract way. The composition repeats itself after approx. 15 minutes.
“The Loop” by Momoshi on the facade of the Marktplatz 2 building offers a surreal journey through time from Fürth to Nuremberg and back. For every few steps, the ride stops for a few seconds and the environment changes for a short time: buildings, trees, vehicles develop their own life, become organic. Unknown, oversized creatures appear out of nowhere.
With the work “Oil, Water, Light”, the Adapter collective takes up the idea of urban identity. Oil and water mix briefly before separating again. The projection transfers the physical process to the relationship between Fürth and Nuremberg and creates, as it is called, “a transformative light installation”.
“Rednitz de lights” Franz Betz calls his floating light installation on the promenade from Badsteg. Points of light illuminate the water like strings of pearls. On the one hand, the flowing line symbolizes the city’s history as a timeline, on the other hand it stands for the moment that actually defines a city: the city boundary – which of course is constantly changing and expanding.
Kerstin Kassel’s “Equal Marriage”, also on the promenade near the Intercultural Garden, is a brilliant dance and movement performance. Artistically and individually crafted “Clouddancers” – oversized, inflatable figures – interact like a (married) couple with each other, against each other and with the audience. With his work, the artist wants to emphasize mutual respect and appreciation.
On Mariensteig (Pfisterstraße 40), Regina Pemsl shows “Hortus Luminis – shadow play with plants and people”. The audience walks through an imaginary piece of grass, plants show us a strategy for the future: they ignore (urban) boundaries, adapt resources and connect people by donating breathing air.
Further information can be found at www.fuerth.de/glanzlichter and in the program booklet, which can be downloaded online and is available in many places. There is free entry.