Artist: Natale Curatolo (Lüdenscheid); Painting & Objects.
Object: wood, stone, metal
With this barn pile Natale Curatolo shows the industrial history of Schalksmühle. Oak trunks were used for centuries in factories along the Volme and in its side valleys, not least as drive shafts for water wheels. Thus, this trunk with its blue inclusions reminds us of the water power that was used in the forges for the production of broadware such as shovels and spades. Bricks and a cast-iron window from an associated factory are relics of a bygone era. The flat stainless steel elements point to this forging tradition and at the same time to the future of metal processing.
Location: Schalksmühle - VolmePark (Coordinates: 51.24181, 7.53193)
Additional information: VolmePark with play facilities directly adjacent; gastronomic offers in the adjacent center of Schalksmühle.
As part of the project Scheuerpfähle fürs Volmetal, 20 artistically designed barn poles are being installed in the four communities that have joined together to form the region Oben an der Volme. They are to point out special features in the Volme Valley, serve as landmarks or invite reflection. The X 20 hiking trail, which connects Schalksmühle, Halver, Kierspe and Meinerzhagen over a distance of 20 kilometers, is the bracket for the project.
The initiator and sponsor of the project is the VAKT art association from Halver. The NRW Ministry for Home Affairs, Municipal Affairs, Construction and Equality has sponsored the project. The Minister Ina Scharrenbach personally brought the funding notice to Halver on the Saturday before Christmas 2019.
Rubbing stakes have their origin in agriculture. Farmers put them on the Weide so that cattle could rub against them. In the Volmetal Valley, the stakes are also meant to figuratively indicate points of friction. They should draw attention to special places, stimulate discussion or help to rediscover home.
Text source: Vakt e.V.
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