Wasserskulptur (Water Sculpture) – HTBLA Hallstatt


THE FUNDAMENTAL FORCES AND THEIR EFFECTS ARE THE MAIN INSPIRATION IN ROMAN SIGNER’S WORK.

Roman Signer’s water sculpture for the technical secondary school HTBLA Hallstatt is the result of many years of working with the element of water. Water also often plays a key role in the projects he creates for public spaces. The water sculpture in Hallstatt exemplifies the artist’s typical approach of examining fundamental forces and unleashing potential energies.

A car tyre is installed in a concrete water basin in such a way that it only just touches the water’s surface. Powered by an electric motor, it rotates, resulting in a fountain that sprays along the full length of the rectangular basin.

It was very important to Signer to be mindful of the unique historical surroundings when realising his work. The concrete water basin was set into the ground in such a way that only a narrow border remains visible. This also ensures that the focus in on the water jet, which is the main visual element and also a reference to Lake Hallstatt.