International Wind Art in Northern Hesse Art interacts with wind and weather in Northern Hesse: "Moving wind" stages wind art in this versatile landscape. Whether a gentle breeze or a thundering storm, resting treetops or clouds chasing along - wind art is fleeting, can be experienced again and again and remains unfinished in a fascinating way. The wind art festival "bewegter wind" shows North Hesse's beauty from a new perspective: At changing locations - in front of forests, high altitudes, lakes or quarries - objects are created that make the wind visible and merge it with art. Wind art objects, installations, wind videos and performances amaze visitors of all ages, guests and locals, art lovers and nature lovers. No visiting day is the same, because in the "Outdoor Museum" is always blowing a new wind. The international wind art festival takes place as a competition every two years at changing locations in the region. "bewegter wind" is a landscape exhibition with supporting programme, art competition, artists' meeting, cultural exchange, exhibition tour and childrens programme. Since 2004, 9 international art competitions have been announced and carried out. To date, 629 works of art by 514 artists from 35 countries have been exhibited at 31 locations.

International Wind Art in Northern Hesse

9th wind art festival “moving wind” – "Clouds"
Aug. 19th - Sep. 2nd 2018
Zierenberg/Habichtswald

Whether a gentle breeze or a thundering storm, resting treetops or clouds chasing by - wind art is fleeting, can be experienced again and again and remains unfinished in a fascinating way.

"clouds" was the theme of the 9th art competition, which only exists in Northern Hesse. Out of 186 applications from 27 countries, 74 were selected and realized. Objects, installations, performances and videos were shown at Katzenstein in Habichtswald, at Dörnberg in Zierenberg and at the Habichtswald Nature Park Centre.
The artists found a variety of interpretations on the theme "clouds". The aspects of meteorology, metaphor, social cloud and cloud computing became tangible in the interplay of landscape, sky and art. In tropical summer weather, the numerous visitors discovered the surreally beautiful mountain ranges of the Habichtswald and stunning views together with new art aspects and experiences.

This documentation with photo and film - DVD, print products, PR-press list, texts and information - conveys the impression of a fabulous festival summer.

bewegter wind e.V. would like to thank all artists, sponsors, partners and helpers for their great commitment and their contribution to the success!

Many thanks for marvellous photos of:
Wigand Bürgener / Heidi Etzbach / Karin Franzisky / Eike Geertz / Catharina Geraedts / Britta Hartmann-Barth / Gerard Herlink / Winfried Junker-Schönfelder / Bärbel Kandziora / Dorothea Kirsch / Holger König / Marcel Kopp / Wilfried Kraus / Raphaela Kula / Marc Limousin / Gabriele Nippel / Heidi Preiss / Reta Reinl / Joachim Römer / Kathrin Schik / Constanze Schüttoff / Horst Siebert / Volker Siesenop / Uwe Thon / Ralf Witthaus / Kathrin Zander //

With kind support of:
Landkreis Kassel // Kasseler Sparkasse // Stadt Zierenberg // Gemeinde Habichtswald // Naturpark Habichtswald // EAM // Bundesverband Windenergie // Stadtwerke Wolfhagen // ART-regio - SV Sparkassenversicherung // AGiL //