Hartmut Skerbisch

Sphäre 315, 2005 [Sphere 315]

Skerbisch has bolted together six circles the size of a four-millionth of the Earth’s diameter, so creating a sculpture that follows the golden ratio. As a result, the work appeals to the viewer’s sense of harmonious balance. Visitors move around here as indicators between their own physicality and size in relation to the world in which they are inscribed. In doing so we can attempt to perceive proportions and distances or discover the spherical penetration of a seemingly solid body.

 

In his work Sphäre 315, one four-millionth of the Earth’s diameter, Hartmut Skerbisch bolts together six circles, each scaled to the next by the golden ratio and thereby appealing to beholders’ sense of harmonious balance. At the same time it unifies the essence of a whole in its pure material constitution and formal reduction. 


As interactive elements of the work, visitors move here as indicators between themselves, their own physicality and size in relation to the world in which they are registered, and a larger permeable system. Thus we gain an insight into individual segments of the sphere, attempt to perceive relative dimensions and distances or to discover the spherical penetration of this seemingly solid body.

Author: Elisabeth Fiedler 
Plan & Overview: Position X58
Owner: [Austrian Sculpture Park, Universalmuseum Joanneum]
Biography: Hartmut Skerbisch  

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