gerhard kohlbauer, wheel in the hilly weinviertel region near harmannsdorf
 

gerhard kohlbauer


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wheel in the hilly weinviertel region near harmannsdorf



In a field in the hilly Weinviertel region, near the Bundestrasse B6, the artist Gerhard Kohlbauer has installed a 'wheel’ with a diameter of five metres (depth: one metre). Visible from afar as a symbol, it is immoveable, restful and impressive: like a wheel that has surprisingly come to a standstill at this very spot. Upon coming closer, one notices its lively dynamism, caused by its vivid colour, a strong yellow-orange. In his design for the wheel, Kohlbauer started out from the archaic idea of the disk of the sun. The wheel as the smallest unit in the mechanism of a gigantic time machine which we are unable to stop. Art as the stimulation of thought for passing motorists.