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The Berlin artist group Inge's idea lets Oberhausen "outgrow" a power pole in a meadow near Haus Ripshorst, in the truest sense of the word dancing out of line: this thus breaks the line and flees to freedom, yet electrified, as if he himself under power. At the same time, its curved shape depicts a human figure, reminiscent of the called spirit of Goethe's "sorcerer's apprentice," who defies the apprentice's obedience. Provided with unrestrained energy - although without connecting lines - he stands agile in the midst of a green meadow and has escaped his predetermined functionality. The stage for the apostate's dance is located in a region characterized by heavy industry and raises new questions about the future in times of climate change and energy transition, but at the same time inevitably raises memories of the glorious past of the Ruhrgebiet.
With a total height of 35 meters and made of steel profiles, the sculpture is in shape and form based on a conventional power pole. However, all parts are redrawn and made to actually give it the dancing character. Depending on the position of the observer, his shape changes due to the curved shape of the mast, so that his supposed movements become even more impressive. The artist group Inge's idea has become known worldwide in recent years for its symbolic sculptures and installations, which always refer to a concrete context in public space.
The "Sorcerer's Apprentice" is one of the permanent works of EMSCHERKUNST.2013 and is always freely accessible in Oberhausen near Haus Ripshorst.
Directions: Ripshorster Str. 306, 46117 Oberhausen. Parking at house Ripshorst available.
July 22, 2018
The Sorcerer's Apprentice is an installation from 2013 as part of the Emscherkunst exhibition. It shows a dancing power pole. The sculpture comes from the Berlin artist group "Inges idee".
For structural reasons, the sculpture was renewed from August to September 2018.
October 6, 2018
The sorcerer's apprentice, also known as the dancing electricity pylon, is a work of art permanently installed on a meadow on the Rhine-Herne Canal in Oberhausen, which was created on the occasion of the Emscherkunst 2013 exhibition. From here you can see him beautifully.
March 15, 2020
Since 2010 art has been conquering the (also artificial) Emscher Island. The sorcerer's apprentice is probably the best-known object of EMSCHERKUNST, this steel mast blowing in the wind ... or does it dance? Art doesn't always give an answer, but it does ask us questions.
September 11, 2020
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