Wolfgang Jeske - Spitze des Eisbergs, Ernst-Ehrlicher-Park Hildesheim, 2020, 180 x 90 cm © VG-Bildkunst, Bonn courtesy of EVI LICHTUNGEN, Photographer Sara Foerster
The term "Spitze des Eisbergs" (eng: "Tip of the ice berg") appears in the news to suggest a dimension that goes far beyond the known facts. According to the iceberg model in psychology, we perceive only about 10% to 20% of a person, 80% to 90% are unknown. In both cases questions and speculations arise about what we miss or cannot perceive. This is indicated by the floating island of light in the pond - consciously embedded in the surroundings of an urban park. The symbolism contained can become a projection screen for one's own images and associations.Realised with the support of Paddle Outdoor Hildesheim.
Wolfgang Jeske (*1959) is an installation artist and sculptor living in Hanover. He works with word interpretations and symbols, but also with profane building materials and consumer goods. Wolfgang Jeske has specialized in temporary interventions in public space and "Landart". He has shown works on Mount Etna in Sicily, on the Isle of Skye and in Poznan, as well as in the Hanover region.
The Ernst Ehrlicher Park is a public park area located between the Wallanalge behind the church St. Godehard and passes into the so-called recreation area at the innermost part of the adjacent Hohnsensee. In the park there is an old stock of trees and several ponds, so that it is often used as a retreat close to the city. Historically, the park was the garden of the St. Godehard monastery (first mentioned in 1146). The monks laid out the ponds as fish ponds and even grew wine. In 1461, the northern part was jointly extended by the old and new towns of Hildesheim to form the moat in front of the new rampart. In the 19th century, the park was given to a merchant family under a hereditary leasehold, and in 1917, the town took over the park as a municipal park, making it accessible to everyone from 1927.
Christian Kock war Teil des Organisationsteams der Hildesheimer Wallungen 2019. Er erzählt, wie Hildesheim zum Zuhause geworden ist und welche versteckten Orte dazu beigetragen haben.