Hiking Highlight (Segment)
The Düssel originates in Wülfrath and then flows through Wuppertal and Gruiten. It continues through the Neandertal, where the Düssel has cut into the limestone subsoil. The small river then flows largely in a natural bed through the cities of Haan, Mettmann and Erkrath and on to Gerresheim.
March 25, 2020
"When the visitor returns to the museum on the right side of the Düssel, he comes across an enormous limestone block at the side of the path, which from a distance looks like a natural stone.
It is only up close that you can see that the block has been processed. Klaus Simon has created a document of human traces of processing from the limestone.
If the visitor walks further, he will walk over the bronze spiral molded in the stone, which was let into the path. In his two-part work CALX, Klaus Simon is about making processes visible.
The interaction of natural materials and human technology enabled the cultural and economic development that has left such unmistakable traces in the Neandertal. "
May 4, 2021
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