The finissage and the award winners

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From Russia to Argentina:

Conclusion and award of the artists at the international wind art festival "bewegter wind 2018" on the topic "Clouds".

Zierenberg / Habichtswald. On Sunday, September 2, 2018, the 9th Wind Art Festival "bewegter wind" came to a festive end. In front of numerous guests and artists, curator Reta Reinl drew an extremely positive conclusion. She said: "We estimate that a total of around 12,000 visitors from all over Germany attended the Wind Art Festival - they will certainly remember this unique experience of art and nature in Germany for a long time! For two weeks, art objects, videos and exciting performances could be experienced in front of special scenery in the Habichtswald nature park and in the Zierenberg district - free of charge and accessible at any time. "64 artists from 21 countries took part and devoted themselves to the theme 'Clouds - Clouds' from a wide variety of perspectives," reports Reta Reinl.

The artist Constanze Schüttoff showed walk-in, stranded data clouds, Alwie Arninkhoff had cumulus clouds piled up and the Turkish artists Hazal Cinar and Begüm Tekay attracted the attention of the visitors with their clouds to snap on. Equally popular were the word clouds by Gerhard Raab and the Social Cloud at Helfensteine, which the artist Ralf Witthaus created with numerous volunteers from the region as a lawnmower drawing. Furthermore, Judith Mann made a cloud palpable and tangible with her “Nebel-Aue” and Jürgen Heinz showed the perpetual, fascinating dance of clouds in "Moving Clouds". Curator Reta Reinl emphasizes: "Not only the artists named as examples, but all participating artists have contributed to an all-round successful event with their works. Our wind art festival is also distinguished by its strong local presence: Many visitors took the opportunity to get in touch with international artists, for example during the week of construction, and thus experience art up close.

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Invitation to vernissage "bewegter Wind" 2018

Dear ladies and gentlemen, dear friends of the wind art,

on Sunday, August 19th,2018 the 9th wind art festival "bewegter wind" will be opened with the theme "clouds".
The variety of ideas on the different aspects of clouds is stunning. The topic includes meteorology, freedom symbolism, climate change, society, politics and poetry.
With these links you can get a first impression and find out the locations of the works of art: Flyer Page 1 / Flyer Page 2

We want to invite you to the opening on Sunday, August, 19th at 11 am at Katzenstein (near Habichtswald-Dörnberg on the street B251 towards Kassel)!
After the opening and the tour at Katzenstein we will meet at the bus stop Alpenpfad at about 2:30 pm to continue the tour.
The video contributions are to be seen from 10 am to 5 pm in the nature park center Habichtswald, Auf dem Dörnberg 13, Zierenberg.

We would be happy to welcome you in this wonderful landscape and walk with you in the clouds! Think of suitable footwear! The paths are signposted and marked with blue ribbons.

Many greetings

Reta Reinl


Selection jury

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Complex. International. Surprising.                                 
Jury has selected artists for the wind art festival "bewegter wind” 2018

Zierenberg / Habichtswald. 183 artists from 27 nations have submitted their applications for the wind art festival "bewegter wind 2018" - now the jury has selected the 88 most outstanding works. These are wind art objects and sculptures, installations, performances and videos that playfully or critically deal with the fascination of "Clouds", this year's theme. The works will be exhibited from August 19th to September 2nd, 2018 in special locations in the municipality of Habichtswald and of Zierenberg in Northern Hesse, Germany.

Curator Reta Reinl is enthusiastic about the complexity of the submitted works: "Clouds are fascinating sculptures in the sky - boundless, constantly changing, constantly creating new forms and layers of colour. This theme has inspired artists around the globe!" And she adds: "The spectrum of exhibits ranges from purely sensual interpretations to works with environmental and socially critical echoes - an exciting and varied exhibition awaits us!

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Exhibition venues and event flyer

Here you can download the event flyer  and here the map for an overview  

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Wind Art objects and sculptures, installations, performances and videos that deal with the fascinating aspects of “clouds / Wolken” in a playful or critical way will be on show at the 9th Wind Art Festival “bewegter wind”.
Clouds are boundless and constantly create new shapes and colours which inspired artists from all over the world. The range of exhibits spans from purely sensuous interpretations to works with environmental and socio-critical content. We can expect a truly exciting and varied exhibition.
The art works will be on show from August 19th to September 2nd 2018 around the “Katzenstein” in the community of Habichtswald and in the Dörnberg Nature Reserve in the town of Zierenberg, situated in the Habichtswald Nature Park.

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Announcement of the Art Competition " moving wind 2018"

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"Clouds" - Freedom, forms and transformation:

"Clouds " is the theme of the 9th Wind Art Festival" bewegter wind ", which will take place from 19 August, 19th to September, 2nd, 2018 in Northern Hesse. Whether wind art objects, installations, videos or performances: artists from all over the world are invited to present themselves at this unique art event. The exhibition venues Zierenberg and Habichtswald are located in the immediate vicinity of Kassel, in the heart of Germany. The fascinating mountain landscape with Celtic sites, forests and lakes as well as the medieval town of Zierenberg offers a wide variety of outstanding exhibition opportunities. The wind art festival "bewegter wind" is accompanied by a theme-related supporting programme that invites visitors to discover landscapes and exhibits.

Artists are invited to submit their ideas on the competition theme "Clouds" by April the 9th, 2018. On August 13th, the public week of installation construction starts. The opening of the event will take place on 19th of August. The award ceremony will conclude the "moving wind 2018" on 2 September.  The prize money is 3,500 euros for the first place, 2,500 euros for second place and 1,500 euros for third place.

The organizer of the ideas competition and the exhibition is "bewegter wind e. V. - registered association for the promotion of wind art and intercultural communication. The curator is once again the artist Reta Reinl, who has been playing a major role in the organisation of the international wind art festival for 13 years. Partners and supporters are the County of Kassel, the Nature Park Habichtswald, the city of Zierenberg and the community of Habichtswald.

Countless possibilities for “cloud art”.

The term "clouds" is complex and interdisciplinary. In meteorology, clouds are defined as an accumulation of water and ice. Water droplets are formed around condensation cores, solar rays make them visible, the sun and wind set them in motion. Their variety of shapes is almost limitless. The shape of a cloud is constantly changing - not only due to the wind, but also in the context of the landscape surroundings. Meteorology distinguishes between the following cloud types: Stratus, Cumulus and Cirrus. All cloud forms can occur all over the world. Whether Sahara sand or environmental toxins - what do clouds actually transport?  

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